I'm a junior college student majoring in the arts, but I plan on also studying humanities such as sexology, human sexuality, sex education, and basically everything under that umbrella. There's way more I'd love to get to, but I'll leave it at that for now.
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Hey!! My name is Marlow. I'm a full-time student majoring in fine/performing arts, and I'm in a nasty pickle regarding my dental health and the expenses for it.
To be basic, I'm in dire need of emergency dental work on my front teeth. While it's going to cost me around $6000 in total, I do not qualify for the credit needed that will let us make proper payments, and so I need to pay upfront. Luckily, my dentist is being very generous and only requires I pay half of the total upfront. But we are not expecting a huge income tax refund, so we will not be able to afford the $3000 required.
The entire treatment involves a long list (found here https://68.media.tumblr.com/00b3a80ce421535a2ec6d8f218c0b701/tumblr_ontjvaVzuA1v628jyo1_400.png ) of procedures and materials. Insurance only covers things like extractions and bone grafts.
I've made a fundraiser like this on here before, but it didn't gain much traction and I don't use the email associated with the account anymore. All the money made from that (around $280) went towards a root canal that cost us $1000 back in December, and we haven't been able to afford to finish the treatment since then and resultingy I have a temporary crown on the tooth the root canal was performed on that could fall out unexpectedly at any moment.
Thankfully, I'm not in a great deal of pain currently, but that crown falling out will leave the root exposed and poses a risk for infection the longer I wait to get treatment. I can't get another crown at this point either because that's supposed to go on at the same time as my bridge, attached to it.
Money raised will go directly towards savings and will be used for this treatment and this treatment alone. This is going to help me tremendously if we pull through with the money, not only physically but mentally as well. I've had Dental problems since I was very young after an incident that caused me trauma to the mouth, which triggered most of the issues that I'm currently facing. And being a performing arts student, I am speaking and singing a lot, often in front of audiences, and the current state of my teeth ladens me with insecurity during both my on- and off-stage presences. Over ten years of struggling to love my appearance is about to be overcome, and having that just within reach while only blocked by the lack of funds is a whole other feeling. Getting this done, would actually change my life.
Lastly, I have a concert coming up in March, and I would love nothing more than to have all this taken care of and out of the way before then so I can feel at peace with myself and conquer the stage. It would mean the world to me if everyone pitched in at once and I could reach that dream.