Stacey needed help. Her situation seemed hopeless.
Her father is in prison and her mother has not been around since Stacey* was little, due to drug addiction. As a result, Stacey lives with her grandmother, Sue. She desperately needed a crown, which was not covered by her state-funded health plan and cost more than Sue could afford living on Social Security.
Stacey's dental care provider turned to us for help.
As a member of our Dental Resource Program, Apple Tree Dental, a nonprofit dental clinic in Mounds View, Minnesota, can receive In the Gap grants to help patients in need of services that cost more than they can afford. When their Director, Suzanne, called Sue to tell her the entire cost of the procedure would be paid in full she exclaimed, "Oh my goodness, I have goosebumps! Thank you, thank you!"
Caring donors make stories like this possible.
"It's things like this that remind me why I love my job," Suzanne told us. We feel the same way! Our generous donors not only provided Stacey with much-needed dental care–they also showed her that her oral health matters. She matters.
We can’t do this important work without support from organizations like yours! As the number of patients without access to dental care continues to grow, support like yours is critically needed to help provide dental services for the most vulnerable populations."
— Mary Larkin, Apple Tree Dental, Mounds View, MN