My Name is Valerie and I'm 52 years old.I am originally from France but have been living in Canada for the past eleven years. I was born with a cleft palate. My first operation was done at the age of six months old to close the cleft of the upper lip.
At the age of eight years old ,the surgeon tried to close the palate, remodel the upper lip and to redo the scar, but unfortunately the operation was not a full success .
At the age of sixteen years old I had my nose redone because I had a deviation of the nasal partition and also of the tongue.
The tongue was too large and did not have enough strength to push the teeth.Year after year I had to get an operation done on the chin and the upper jaw to try to push my front teeth, and also another operation for my labial cleft so it could disappear with the years .
For the teeth ,a follow up at the dentist was required where I had to have facial mask prototypes to try to advance my front teeth,but to no avail because at the age of 25 years old ,I had to get re-operated on the upper jaw.
A few years later the placing of a prosthesis of nine teeth was required . Since few years now, I'm beginning to notice that this prosthesis is descending and that the teeth are moving and will very soon all loosen.
Not having much financial means ,I am calling on your generosity, so that I can have an operation to get dental implants.
The amount of this intervention is of $ 40,000 CAD for the upper and the lower jaws. Every dollar would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you to all !
Valerie Le Gurun