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Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 tongue cancer. TONGUE cancer. For a non-smoker, this was quite the blow and because of intense radiation to my mouth and jaw area, I lost my teeth.

I need to raise $65,000 because dentures and implants aren’t covered by Medicaid OR Medicare.


GIVEFORWARD fundraiser is here.

Please pass them along. Please tell everyone you know. Put these links on twitter, tumblr, facebook, plurk, wherever. I’d really, really appreciate it.

If you can donate, thank you so much. Every dollar is a dollar more than I had before. If you can’t, know that I appreciate all good thoughts that come my way. Please reblog my post anyway?

Thank you all (I love my fandom friends so much) for your continued support.

PS: Tagging this obnoxiously for the signal boost.

PPS: If you have ANY questions, send me an ask. I have no problems sharing my story/answering questions about my story.

Last Tuesday (Aug. 14), I had a meeting with my dentist at Harborview. She looked in my mouth and, despite having bone spicules showing, she said I was doing well. She said that she’d clip them down if they were really bothering me, but that wasn’t a good time last time, so I decided against it.Then she asked if Dr. R from the UW had talked to me about the cost of all the reconstructive surgeries I need to have done. I launched into the whole, “Well, he said about 35 thousand dollars—” And she cut me off to say, “Well, it’ll be about that much on my end, too.”And I said, “Wait, no. He said that much total.”She went on to explain that he didn’t have the authority to estimate her costs and that with the posts, the surgery, her costs, the anesthesia, the OR time, etc., that there was no way it was going to cost 15k total. When she put it like that, it made more sense and I had to admit that I felt kind of silly for thinking I’d get off for only 35k. Which, when you think about it, it’s awful to think that ‘getting off easy’ is “ONLY” 35k.Dr. D said she’d have the financial services office call me with a full estimate and they did that today.$43,426.06. Could be more, though, he said, depending. UGH. But, about that. I just… yeah. That cost, plus the cost of the dentures/crowns/bridges (another 15k/20k)? It’s going to be between 60k-65k.Basically, I’m back to begging:INDIEGOGO fundraiser is here.GIVEFORWARD fundraiser is here.Please pass them along. Please tell everyone you know. Put them on twitter, tumblr, facebook, plurk, wherever. I’d really, really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

Last Tuesday (Aug. 14), I had a meeting with my dentist at Harborview. She looked in my mouth and, despite having bone spicules showing, she said I was doing well. She said that she’d clip them down if they were really bothering me, but that wasn’t a good time last time, so I decided against it.

Then she asked if Dr. R from the UW had talked to me about the cost of all the reconstructive surgeries I need to have done. I launched into the whole, “Well, he said about 35 thousand dollars—” And she cut me off to say, “Well, it’ll be about that much on my end, too.”

And I said, “Wait, no. He said that much total.”

She went on to explain that he didn’t have the authority to estimate her costs and that with the posts, the surgery, her costs, the anesthesia, the OR time, etc., that there was no way it was going to cost 15k total. When she put it like that, it made more sense and I had to admit that I felt kind of silly for thinking I’d get off for only 35k.

Which, when you think about it, it’s awful to think that ‘getting off easy’ is “ONLY” 35k.

Dr. D said she’d have the financial services office call me with a full estimate and they did that today.

$43,426.06.

Could be more, though, he said, depending. UGH. But, about that. I just… yeah. That cost, plus the cost of the dentures/crowns/bridges (another 15k/20k)? It’s going to be between 60k-65k.

Basically, I’m back to begging:

INDIEGOGO fundraiser is here.
GIVEFORWARD fundraiser is here.

Please pass them along. Please tell everyone you know. Put them on twitter, tumblr, facebook, plurk, wherever. I’d really, really appreciate it.

Thank you for your time.


SURGERY DATE: April 6th (FRIDAY)
Complete extraction of my teeth, plus they’re going to fix my face so that all the edema that’s been haunting me since my original surgery will no longer be an issue.
I’ll be toothless for almost a year, and I’ll be following a no-chew diet.
Even if you can’t donate (especially if you can’t donate) PLEASE REBLOG. A dollar is a more than I had before:
Fundraising page is [HERE].
[Shamelessly tagging all the things]

SURGERY DATE: April 6th (FRIDAY)

Complete extraction of my teeth, plus they’re going to fix my face so that all the edema that’s been haunting me since my original surgery will no longer be an issue.

I’ll be toothless for almost a year, and I’ll be following a no-chew diet.

Even if you can’t donate (especially if you can’t donate) PLEASE REBLOG. A dollar is a more than I had before:

Fundraising page is [HERE].


[Shamelessly tagging all the things]