A friend and advocate speaks out

September 12, 2014 Posted by admin

Dear MFDH,

I am Scott’s best friend and advocate. About 15 years ago, Scott was hit by a drunk driver and received a traumatic brain injury. Scott was left paralyzed on half his body. He lived with his mother for 10 years, and when she died, he was forced to move to a nursing home. With my help, Scott moved to his own apartment [through a local program].

During those difficult years, Scott received no dental treatment.

It was apparent that Scott had lost teeth from the accident, and all his other teeth were literally rotting inside his mouth. Scott often complained of pain in his mouth. His doctor was concerned that his unhealthy teeth would affect his overall health.

I was absolutely shocked and frustrated that I could not find dental help for my friend. I searched high and low and could not find Scott any help.

Finally, I stumbled upon MFDH.

On Scott’s behalf, I would like to thank the MFDH patient care coordinators for all their help and guidance. We can’t possibly thank Scott’s dentists and their staff enough for all their hard work, donated time, and patience with Scott. Thank you – you are truly amazing people.

I want the word to get out that my friend may have disabilities – but because of MFDH and two very special dentists, my friend can now smile again and live a healthier life.

There are people who desperately need your service, and I hope and pray that Donated Dental Services can grow in staff and find other wonderful dentists willing to give their time to people who truly need their help.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

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