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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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DLN Success Story — Kentucky Patient Receives Gift of Dentures for the Holidays

Susan, 58, lives in Louisville and enjoys cooking, baking, and doing crafts. She has a number of health issues including fibromyalgia, an auto-immune disorder, and mental health issues. She used to work as a medical assistant, however her health issues now prevent her from working. Susan’s medical issues impacted her...
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Fab Lab- Becker Dental Lab

Dental Lifeline Network would like to recognize Becker Dental Lab in Herculaneum, Missouri for its staff’s dedication to serving Donated Dental Services (DDS) patients. The lab celebrated 22 years of business in 2018 and has been volunteering for DDS for 12 years, providing over $63,000 dollars worth of fabrications for 119 patients...
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