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Organized by: Ivana Zorica

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This is my wonderful husband Ryan. He is a devoted husband and step dad. He is a very hard working man. He's a full time student and works at The Home Depot. He is a veteran of both the US Navy and Air Force. Due to braces that he had as a teenager and his teeth moving too quickly, now as an adult he has root resorption. This means that the root of his 4 top, center teeth have lost 70% of their root structure. He is in danger of losing those teeth. The oral surgery that he needs will require the breaking of his jaw and after he will need to have his jaw wired shut for 6 weeks. This will also include 2 one year rounds of wearing braces. We are proud people, I am a Social Worker and we are putting our son, who also works, through college on our own. We don't live extravagently. We've never been on vacation, we don't have new cars and we live within our means. We do have medical and dental insurance, but none of this is going to be covered. The cost of the surgery and braces will cost $20,000. We are not asking for anything more than that. We are saddened to learn of this condition and are concerned, as is Ryan's dentist, that without surgery, he will lose his teeth. Ryan is an extraordinarily generous and giving person. He helps anyone that needs it and is incredibly supportive in every way. He is truly a selfless, deserving person. He doesn't ever ask for help, but we need to ask for help now. I can't stand the thought of Ryan losing his smile. Anything helps. Thank you, Ivana


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