Greetings friends and family! Good news! The kind people at Dr. Tamo's office were good enough to tweak things so that they could direct bill my insurance, so I would only have to pay them what my insurance doesn't cover, which is only a couple hundred dollars. Today, Wednesday, November 26, they fixed my front tooth. As the dentist pointed out, this might even improve my chances at getting a new job (studies have shown that better looking people get the best jobs)! Bad news is, my insurance is now DONE, and there's still over $2 000 of work (see photo of estimate) to be done in my mouth. No more deadline, but I still need to raise funds to fix the rest of my mouth. It's pretty critical, I'm at risk of losing my two front bottom teeth, due to extreme bone loss, if I don't get them taken care of soon, and I'm only 44! Dr. Tamo recommended I come once a week, once a month minimum, to get everything done.
What I can do for those who are local, is to barter Registered Massage Therapy. I started out in physio/rehab, helping patients that had been in car accidents, but I have since gained a wide variety of experience in different settings, attracting a lot of athletes. I have a passion for treating expectant and new mothers, so I have gone the extra step in professional development by getting my pre-natal teacher training, and I'm also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. I also facilitate workshops (pregnancy massage workshop for the birthing partner, infant massage, and regular massage workshop for any two people), so if you'd like to do one of those, that could also be an option for barter as well (however, workshops I cannot provide and insurance receipt for).
If you prefer to call in a credit card donation to the office directly, it's Dr. Janet Tamo, at 1881 Yonge Street, Suite 610, Toronto, ON M4S 3C4, 416-488-1881.
In gratitude and humility, Daphne