Hello, my name is Sarahí and this is extremely hard for me to do. (Ask for help/show my broken smile)
In early 2013, a domestic violence case changed my life and my smile. This animal was taken to court, I was put in a DV Shelter after I escaped the apartment. The words he used against me are unrepeatable, the way he hit me was horrible... I finally managed to get away when he left to drink with his co-workers. I called a cab and asked where the nearest shelter was. In the shelter, I was helped with the process. But they couldn't cover the dental damage, I'm not one to beg, but this has gotten bad for me and my friends and family. I can't visit anyone anymore and socialize with them like I used to. But, life gets better, as I like to think, and we have to try to move on.
Now, I have to pay for what he did to me and I honestly have tried my best, but there comes a point where you realize:
"I need help."
I have changed who I am because of this situation. I feel like I can't even talk to people anymore. I always get asked what happened and it's a trigger to all those bad memories that just haunt my mind. I used to be so much fun to be around, funny, always laughing...super social.
I have tried paying for it on my own, but to be honest it's hard. Every dental visit is just too much. And I just ask for help. Please.
I am willing to provide with more information if needed to prove this.
I'm 32 and would just like to enjoy the rest of my life with a normal smile. I make others smile, but what about myself? I need that sense of happiness back and for this depression to go away already. I will greatly appreciate any and all help and am willing to give back to the community through volunteer work, if needed to.