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Success Stories

DLN Success Story – DDS Helps Washington Resident With Much Needed Dental Care

Kimberly, 46, lives with her father and stepmother, who is her full time caregiver, in King County. She suffers from several mental and physical health challenges including impaired cognition and short-term memory loss. In addition to her health challenges, Kimberly’s dental health had deteriorated and she had several decayed and...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteers Help Georgia Woman Smile and Eat Again

Bertha, 72, lives alone in Glynn County. She suffers from crippling rheumatoid arthritis, and her hands are most affected. Although she loves taking walks with her dog, her health has made it much more difficult. Because of the pain in her hands, Bertha’s appetite had decreased and she was losing...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Helps New Jersey Grandmother With Much Needed Dental Care

Ingrid, 57, lives in Union county near her daughter and two grandchildren. She has experienced many challenges in her life. Formerly a domestic violence victim she has worked hard to rebuild her life. Ingrid is now involved with a community ministry and volunteers to help others with similar issues. Unfortunately,...
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DLN Success Story – Missouri Volunteer Office Goes Above and Beyond

Through Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, people in your community who are elderly, who have disabilities, or who are medically fragile receive comprehensive dentistry that they otherwise cannot afford. The volunteer dentists and their staff make an incredible difference to patients both in the office and outside...
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DLN Success Story – Hawaii Man ‘Forever Grateful’ for Work of DDS Volunteer

John, 56, lives alone in Honolulu. In 2014 he survived an aortic aneurysm and shortly thereafter underwent heart bypass surgery. John also suffers from hypertension, mental health issues and chronic back and shoulder pain from a work injury. In addition, John’s oral health was in poor condition. All of his...
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DLN Success Story – Iowa Couple Receives Generous Help from Volunteers

Gary, 70, and Sandy, 68, of Fort Dodge have been married for 20 years. Sadly, both suffer from serious health problems. Gary has survived eight heart attacks over the past few years in addition to having diabetes and kidney failure. Sandy has undergone double bypass heart surgery and has mitral...
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DLN Success Story – Pennsylvania Woman Receives Unforgettable Gift from DDS Volunteers

Luanne, 54, lives alone in the Philadelphia area and has multiple health challenges. She donated a kidney in her 30s that led to complications and additional surgeries. Now, Luanne suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, anemia, connective tissue disorder, and celiac disease. In addition to her poor health,...
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