Those of you who now me, know it's been a decade + of huge challenges. When we lost Sophie, I went into a deep hole, one that quite frankly, I am still climbing out of. Last year, as part of my recovery, I decided I was going to get healthy! I have seen more Doctors than I can count and am making some traction towards wellness. The most recent (and the biggest) goal is to fix my mouth. I have struggled my entire adult life with a bad mouth. It has been unhealthy and embarrassing. Overcrowding, impacted wisdom, periodontal disease, the gamut. Finally, I have a really fantastic dental team that are working with each other to help make this happen for me. In anticipation of the extensive work I will need, I took out a second dental policy. I'm halfway through my benefit year and I am now operating out of pocket until January. This is where you could help. For my Birthday if everyone would donate a few coins, you could help me get to the next step of my treatment plan. What I am undertaking is BIG. It will likely be a multiple year process, with your help I might be able to have my new mouth within two years! Here is the overview: I must have my front four bottom teeth removed. They are overcrowded and I have too much bone loss to keep them. Major Periodontal Treatment: Deep pocket scaling and Open flap surgery. Bone Graft Root Canal to save tooth Four impacted wisdom teeth removed. Two of them are fused to the jaw bone. Four crowns to stabilize fractures in those teeth. Orthodontia to straighten out the remaining teeth. Orthognathic surgery: My lower jaw is malformed/underformed. This has caused many problems like severe TMD because of jaw misalignment, headaches and breathing problems. My bit e will be fixed. Throughout this process I will share my journey (ups & downs) and we will see the progress together! Thank you for those who choose to go on this journey with me, I am so grateful.