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Help Me Smile Again


Hello all, yes it's been a while.  I'm doing a crowd funding campaign for some very expensive dental work.  I lack dental insurance so I'm paying for the whole thing.  It's not like I'm getting a nose job!  I have infections and chewing issues, etc.  I'm underweight already because of wasting syndrome.  

First those that aren't familiar with my story, here's a synopsis: I've been living with AIDS for almost twenty-four years. During that time I've lived through tuberculosis, pneumocystis pneumonia, depression and suicidal thoughts caused by medication, liver cirrhosis, a stroke, speech and cognitive therapy, and sometimes painful neuropathy plus osteoporosis. I've had great medical insurance which alleviated a lot of the financial stress and help me to recover.  It's only the cirrhosis which caused my teeth to decay at such a rapid pace that I'm in this predicament.  All of my surgeries are performed by specialists rather than a general dentist so none of their services would be covered anyway. 

I'm looking to reach $25,000 for a over $50,000 worth of surgeries.  I'm handling the remaining funds myself.  (Yes, dental work is expensive.)   I'm inviting you to read my story, contribute or not, post comments or share similar dental dilemmas.  Thanks for your time.


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Comments on David Capogna's blog entry "Help Me Smile Again"

ALL THE BEST TO YOU!!! I will share this out, and if I can scrape up any extra dough - you got it. Stay steady...Much love out to you, and hopefully, a nice, full smile you feel good about. I may not know you, but I offer up the love and some "XXOOXXOO" for good measure. Love, truly, Karen

You've made such a difference just will your comments on YouTube and on POZ. It was very hard getting the nerve up to let the world see me and situation. And the fact that you're a stranger makes your support all the more special. Wishing you peace and good karma!

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