Ronald’s Story

October 10, 2014 Posted by admin

When he was only six weeks old, Ronald was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. Growing up, he had many surgeries, all because of his brittle bones.

“He was never able to go to school or do any of the everyday things that most children do,” said Louis, Ronald’s brother. “He has spent much of his time in hospitals, beds, and wheelchairs. He has always been in pain. His bones break easily, sometimes just when turning over in bed.”

Ronald repaired antique clocks for a living. Now 64 years old, Ronald has many broken teeth, caused by his bone disease. His gums have grown over his broken teeth, making it extremely difficult to eat. “Any help would be greatly appreciated and would hopefully help him to get rid of some of his pain,” said Louis.

Thanks to our generous supporters, Donated Dental Services was able to donate extractions and dentures, so that Ronald could finally eat and chew without pain.

“Thank you so much. Nobody else has ever helped me before,” Ronald said.

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