About a decade ago, my sister's tooth was damaged after a mishap which was partially my fault. I promised her, that day, that I would have that tooth fixed.
As of today, I have yet to keep that promise, and it hurts. Not being made out of money, I have done what I can to keep major issues at bay. I see the way people recoil when she smiles, and the way she tries to limit smiling widely, and it hurts even more. My teeth aren't exactly the best either, my employer wasn't big on hours and benefits. However, knowing that her mouth issues may have had a root in that seemingly minor accident feels like being weighed down with bricks.
Tried buying some veneers online, to appease my conscience, but they looked like plastic clown teeth.
I want to keep my promise. Seeing her hide her smile, the other day, and how she apologized for "any smell" is wearing on me.
This fundraiser is to pay for any dental procedures which need to be performed due to loss in bone density, teeth shifting out of position (she has bruxism) and etc. This isn't about vanity. This is about keeping a promise.