Before reading this, know I have Bill's full permission to share.
Most of my friends know Dollar Bill is my daughters' self-proclaimed godfather. The girls run in delight when they hear him approaching calling their names. For our youngest, he's decided she goes by her middle name, asking for little Hillary.
What you might not know is that this summer he's experienced some hardships that require surgery. His remaining upper teeth have suddenly failed, making eating, talking, chewing difficult for him. He also doesn't smile as much anymore.
Bill had some dental work done when he joined the Navy in the 80s. They pulled teeth and left him with partials that have now failed. The VA won't fix this for him and he doesn't have dental insurance. While you can't see his teeth, his roots are intact - necessitating surgery before he can get dentures.
A reputable local dentist has examined Bill and come up with a plan of treatment to remove his roots and create dentures and partials for him. The cost right now is $6,450. The dentist will give us a discount for paying in cash. We've got $2,000 on it and are trying to raise another $2,000 at least from donations from friends and neighbors.
Harris and I are collecting all of the donations for Bill and will pay directly to the dentist for his treatment.
If you would like to contribute to this or would like more information to make an informed decision, please contact me so I can provide further details.