My name is Bettie Pieterse I’m 53 years old and stay in Brakpan in a one bedroom flat with my mom. I look after my mum sins my father passed away 16 years ago. Two years ago my mom starts getting blind in one eye and lost sight in the other one as well. When I were younger married and had children, I always put them ahead and first in everything. That’s exactly what happened with my teeth. Every time every one gone before me. As time went by and with wrong choices we lost everything and as time passed by my teeth didn’t bother me at all; until now?
In the meantime I started a N.P.O. and do training for the unemployed to show them how to get a job how to keep one and be excellent in everything they do. We also help people on the street and show others how privilege they are and others not. We do upliftment for the community. Because we have a N.P.O. we don’t received any income and need to rely on the public and that’s why I need to asked help to fix my teeth. I need to speak to business and the public and with my teeth looking like this is very embarrassing. I never want to smile for anyone or on any photos and then people always ask me why I’m so cross all the time. For me to continue helping the community and work closely with the business and public I really need to change my teeth. On this stage I give classes with pain every day. When I stand up I’m in pain; when I go to sleep I’m in pain. I always give my best in classes although I’m in pain because my heart is to give hope for the hopeless so that they can also have a choice to change their lives.
I do have my mom’s bone structures; specially my jaw bones. She lost her teeth on a young age and up until now struggle to even eat. She had many operations on her jaw and also replaces her bones with her rib and still everything disintegrates. For me to be able to eat and have a normal live I can not only take them out but need to get implants so that my new teeth can be clip on; so that my bone structure doesn’t disintegrate. I don’t have any medical aid or funds to do any of this.
As you hear I need this like in yesterday done; because I do classes and deal with business and public to help the students after they went through the classes and want to start a new live by get a job. The changes will not only changed my live but also change the lives of the people we teach on a daily basis. I need to walk to the place and people that are prepared to help me with my problem because they stole my truck and then my car view years ago.
Please I really need help. I would not ask for any if it wasn’t an emergency and needed it. If I did received a salary I wouldn’t had to ask for this help. Your support and understanding will be appreciated.