Intro: Hi, I am Joe & I'm in VT. I'm disabled & on a fixed income (SSDI). I cannot afford a major expense. I could barely afford a $30-35/month payment plan (which I plan to do for the amount not raised). I just asked my 13 year old daughter what she wanted for Christmas. "Need" project: She said "I dunno..., wait, I know, I want braces for my teeth! Extra info: She tried to describe her (side?) bite, overbite & lisp. And how braces would eliminate those. (One of her favorite things to do is act in plays (dramas & musicals) I think her lisp is cute (but I may be biased- haha) It will definitely help improve her self-confidence. Her Mother is very active & involved with B (B lives with her). But her Mother is still recovering from Irene last summer. They were displaced for many months. The basement was completely filled & the first floor reached 12-15" (all appliances needed to be discarded). Gratitude: I'm sure my daughter will appreciate your support & I thank you very much. Happy Holidays!