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Jodie Storm Falconer saw that one of her workers was shining a little less brightly she approached and found out he had been mugged, losing his front teeth

 

Jodie Storm Falconer sought assistance from her local Facebook Group to get information about the process of going to the dentist school for help with replacing missing teeth for one of her workers.

She had found out that he had been mugged while walking home and the muggers had knocked his front teeth out. This had a knock-on effect on his confidence levels and she saw his brightness fade as he became to shy to even speak.

Knowing this could affect him in the long run, she started working on a plan to help him out and get the dental work needed.

“One of my workers was mugged and they hit his front teeth out. He can’t afford a normal dentist rate in order to fix his teeth. He is so shy and embarrassed to talk and I believe it is affecting him daily.”

People started offering advice about the Wits dentist school but confirmed the waiting period for new teeth was in the region of two to five years. Unable to allow that kind of waiting period, Jodie started looking around for help.

She was contacted by a dentist who offered to wave her consultation and service fees in order to help out Jodie and Elvis. About a month after Jodie reached out to the group, she shared a wonderful update about Elvis’s progress.

They had confirmed that Elvis would have to have a further 3 teeth extracted before an impression and denture set could be made up. Going the private route meant that Jodie would have to pay for the new set of teeth.

People on the group had all offered to contribute to the fund to help Elvis get his smile and shine back. As of the time of publishing, Jodie had confirmed with us that donations had started to steadily roll in. Meaning that next week Tuesday, Elvis can start the process of getting his brand new teeth.

He will go in and have the 3 teeth extracted, then spend a week healing. After the week is up, he would have an impression done which would then be sent off to cast the dentures.

While the process may take some time, the knowledge that it is only temporary is a great help to Elvis. Jodie has confirmed that any donation, no matter how small, will help change Elvis back into the shining man he once was.

She has committed to providing all the statements and payment information as well as pictures of Elvis and his new smile to any donor that contributes to his fund.

This just proves that as a community, people can make a difference and change lives. Just WOW!


Sources: Facebook
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