As many of you know, Anita Boyle had a serious accident last winter when the horse she was caring for spooked by the sound of a cracking branch during a icy spell. It was snowy and frigid cold outside when she brought the horse from the barn into the sunlight. The sound of the breaking branch frightened the horse and it swung its head and hit Anita. The impact of the animal's head against Anita's knocked her unconscious, broke facial bones and lost five teeth. It has been a long recovery for Anita.
Many months, five to be exact, staying home, sleeping, resting, healing a concussion, and having two facial-bone surgeries (7 plates and over 30 screws). Severe injuries made it difficult for Anita to eat. I'm happy to say, I've been privileged to eat ice cream with Anita--one of the only foods she could eat. That and pureed soup, in solidarity, as well as chicken broth. Delicious! Even so, Anita is very thin now and needs a full mouth of properly functioning teeth to enjoy popcorn and steak again.
The teeth are the final medical procedure that will complete Anita's restoration and have her feeling like her old self. The teeth are also a hefty expense and not covered by insurance. If we could raise this money for a crown, two dental implants, and a partial denture, it would be wonderful and helpful and a gift to all of us, since we will have Anita feeling whole again--smiling her beautiful smile.
Note: After seeing an oral surgeon, Anita has decided to go a different route. The above initial plan: crown, implants, and partial, included a metal piece that set against the roof of her mouth. This sounded uncomfortable and ultimately, Anita decided against it. Anita is now seeing an oral surgeon who she’s decided to hire. He will fix her teeth, using implants. She will get the posts in by the end of July and then her new teeth in October. What an amazing, detailed, expensive, helpful, and pertinent process, and one that will be more comfortable and permanent for Anita. We will have to celebrate her with chewy delicious food.
Please contribute what you can here at YOUCARING or if you prefer, send a check directly to the organizer: Nancy Canyon, 2409 Fir Street, Bellingham, WA 98229.
Thanks for you help, Nancy