Something about myself :
Hello everybody! My name is Lea and I am 18 years old. I come from Croatia. Since I was little I always had problems with my teeth and my jaw, even when I had baby teeth. My main problems are teeth gap and overbite. As a child, I was always very self conscious, never have I ever had the courage to smile in any photo. I was always bullied while in school, I still am being bullied. When I look at the old photos, I feel very sad because I remember that people always used to ask me if I was angry or something, but what was really happening was that I did not have the courage to smile, deeply and from the heart. I always thought that it was only problem of aesthetics and I kind of got over it and accepted the fact that I am not going to be one of those people that charm everyone with their smile. But, as time passed, I realised that every now and then I feel pain in my jaw, there were even days when I could not talk properly because of the pain I felt. I went to the dentist and found out that I have a problem with overbite. Now when I am older it is only getting worse and more frustrating, and the worst thing is that I cannot do anything about it. Well... At least, not all by myself...
My goal :
My goal, since childhood, is to get braces. But the main problem is that they are too expensive and health insurance does not cover the expenses of getting braces. The cost of my braces is 1,516.88 USD, but I already sold some of the things I do not need and got help from my parents and relatives. I still need to pay 1000 USD till the first of August or I will get removed from the waiting list and will not get my braces. That is the reason why I need your help.
Message for you all :
I know that the times are hard and people are struggling with money, just like me and my family. That is the reason why I do not want to pressure you. My family and I are in debts, that is why I wanted to help them and pay for the expenses of getting braces. I would be very thankful if you could donate, even a little, or if you could share this with someone who could. Every donation, even the smallest one, means the world to me. Love you all!