I am 31 yr. old mother of 4 little girls, working 2 jobs and attending Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi for my B.S. in Environmental Science with a 3.85 GPA. I’m smart and driven, with big dreams for my future as well as my little ones. Due to poor medical treatment and low-income, what was a single chipped tooth in the front of my mouth was pulled, and a bridge was prepped with a temporary put in place. Unfortunately, I scraped up enough to begin the procedure and get me to the temporary bridge placement but I wasn't able to afford the permanent and now the two perfectly healthy teeth they filed down to support the bridge are rotting from the lack of enamel! I've made due for a while now, but the temporary bridge finally broke into several tiny pieces so I'm without anything covering the black nubs and gap from the dental job, and I can't eat so I'm on an all soup diet until I get it fixed. I'm starving and I cry every time I look in the mirror... I use to feel so beautiful. I work so hard to provide a future and a positive example for my kids but my confidence is officially gone! I used to smile so big and be so happy and motivated... now I'm quiet and insecure. I'm begging for help! Anyone who knows me (or knew me) knows that I love to smile! I have a huge laugh that shows all of my teeth and even some of my gums (prettier than I just made it sound). I’m that Zumba instructor who comes into class bubbly and happy, trying my hardest to put a smile on everyone else’s face, but now my joy is limited due to the fear of someone running off in disgust at the sight of my grill. I’m afraid to talk to people and no one seems to understand how much this has affected me. I’m not a vein person by far, even though this might be a vein thing of me to ask, but I want my smile back more than anything and I need your help. Please give what you can so I can afford to get the proper work done before it gets worse and threatens my health. I can barely stand the pain as it is! Thank you!