I am a dental medicine student at Tel-Aviv University.
In the last 2 years of our training program, we treat patients under the supervision of the faculty's experienced practitioners. Sadly, certain treatments are too costly for some patients to afford.
One of my patients is an Argentinian-Israeli man that immigrated to Israel about 15 years ago.
He came to me in need for a medical solution for his current teeth problem. (I will provide some info about his medical condition while keeping the name anonymous.)
Mr. H is a surprisingly optimistic person, always laughing and smiling despite many misfortunes in his life. He feels that he missed a lot being a 42 year old man with a minimal wage job in the most expensive city in Israel.
The money issue is all that he thinks about, struggling to make ends meet because of his financial limitations. The price of dental treatments are sky-high, and only in the university clinic (where the treatments are partially subsidized by the university) could he aspire to find a solution.
Mr. H has no teeth in the posterior (back) end of his mandible (lower jaw), which is problematic both aesthetically and functionally. He is in need of either implants or partial denture for his teeth to function properly, but both treatments will cost him a lot.
We were forced to give up the implants treatment (the more suitable solution of the two) since it costs more than $7000, and decided to go with the less expensive partial denture.
We have already raised $1600 from his own pocket as well as mine, but are still short of about $1300 to begin the treatment.
This is a call-out to anyone who could find it in their heart to help this man get the medical attention he needs. Any minimal donation will get us closer to achieving this goal.
Thank you in advance!
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