VINA annually has a “downtime” of fundraising between the Gala and the Golf Classic, and we take that opportunity to challenge our donors to help us fill the gap. This is especially needed this year as we were forced to make the Spring Gala virtual and as a result, only netted about 50% of our goal for the event.
Usually, this letter is filled with statistics and a few testimonials about our patients in order to prompt you to give…not this time.
This time it is about one patient, Nate.
This young man was faced with the prospect of continued pain and mental anguish or having all his teeth pulled and living with dentures for the rest of his life. Can you imagine that, at 21 years old, losing all your teeth? That was when the local volunteer dentists of VINA stepped in and said, “There has to be a better path for this young man.”
Below you can read the full story about Nate. It is long, but only because even at 21, there’s a long story to tell. Here is the beauty of it, though…this story of pain to success has plenty of years to play out as Nate not only received a great gift but also has learned how to care for the gift, so it lasts a lifetime.