If you don’t know Diane Brogan you should. She is a wonderful woman that came into my life a little over a year ago. Of course, we met over social media. I am not sure why her and her husband, Steve, took a liking to me. Maybe that amazing son of theirs, the kind-hearted Chris Brogan, had something do with our connecting. I am not sure. I just know that I have mad respect for all the Brogan family!
Because I abused drugs for nearly 30 years I have severe dental problems. It’s actually a miracle I have any teeth at all. I have a very advanced stage a periodontist disease. There is no cure, but there is preventative procedures that will help me keep my teeth. Trouble is, dental insurance rarely covers the type of work I need. Added to that, there is a new drug on the market my dentist recommended may restore some gum loss. But the drug is not covered at all. Normally I would just move on and forget about it. But my gums have taken a serious turn for the worse. You know when the dentist is measuring around your teeth you’ll hear ” 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3″ and maybe if it’s bad you’ll hear them say a “6″. Mine are mostly 7s with a few 8s. Trying this new drug will hopefully bring some of the deeps holes back to a 6. Nineteen holes had to be filled with the new drug.
I barely make rent every month, so there was no way any of this badly-needed dental work was going to happen. Then I get a DM from Dianne asking me to call her. Over the phone she asked if she could help raise the money for the dental work I needed. I didn’t know how to react. I mean, I think I am not alone in finding it easier to give than receive. It’s also a little awkward being so vulnerable. But if you know Dianne she is not one to take a ‘no’ once she gets her mind set on something. I said yes, and soon after Dianne wrote a post and raised the money in a few hours.
There are no words to express how grateful I am to each and every one of you that donated so that I get to keep my teeth a little longer. You are true heroes and I am grateful!