Hi, I'm Jenny Kriz, a 21 yr. old university student. Ever since I was a child I used to get bullied a lot because of my protruding teeth and jaw. I've been called many names (rabbit, rat, ugly, etc) and was treated badly by (mostly) the people around my age, that left me feeling alone and worthless. All this time my self-esteem is at its lowest and it has been really emotionally exhausting. It's so hard to go on with life knowing that people will only treat you good if you also look good. You always see that people are biased towards good looking people. People constantly assume that I'm smiling or think that I'm happy when I'm really not and in fact it's the complete opposite. I cannot count how many times I wanted to end my life because it has always been miserable. I cover my mouth almost all the time because I look awkward when I speak, smile, etc. I hardly ever try to smile even if I want to because I would just look awkward. It's also hard to speak clearly because your teeth are misaligned. People usually don't get what I'm saying until I repeat what I said many times. Breathing properly is also a bit confusing and difficult that's why I was the worst to perform in our swimming subject. I can't even close my mouth properly without strain. My jaws also hurt every time I yawn.
I thought at first that braces alone could solve this but I realized that they're not enough because I'm already near at the end of my contract with my dentist and my upper teeth/jaw are still protruding even when I've already got 4 pre-molar teeth extracted . I still have a massive overjet and deep bite. My dentist told me that only surgery can correct this. It took me so long (several years) to persuade my mom to let me wear braces because we can barely afford it. I'm not expecting anything from this fundraising site but I think there's nothing to lose if I tried. Thank you for your time if you have made it all the way here reading this.