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DLN Success Story – Patient with Disabilities Gets Much Needed Dental Care!

Tina is a 53-year-old woman who lives in north Denver. She enjoys reading, sewing, painting and making jewelry in her free time. In 1996, she was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease that has led to severe vertigo, as well as balance and hearing issues. She has asthma, osteoarthritis and experiences neuropathy...
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Patient Success Story: Generous Volunteers Restore Illinois Veteran’s Dental Health

Roger is a 52-year-old veteran living in Herrin, Illinois. He served in the Navy as a paralegal in Japan for seven years, and then returned home to raise his son and work. He has a series of health issues including heart trouble, mobility issues and Meniere disease, an ear disorder...
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DLN Success Story – Illinois Man Receives Life Changing Dental Treatment!

Christian, 52, lives alone with his dog Midnight in Vermilion County and suffers from severe pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis—an inflammatory disease that causes some of the small bones in his spine to fuse together. Before his pain became too unbearable, he used to fish and do some woodworking. Christian...
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DLN Success Story – Wyoming Leadership Council Member Helps Stroke Survivor Receive a New Smile

Donna, 67, lives in Casper with her dog—Buddy. She suffers from several serious health problems including surviving two strokes that left her with short-term memory loss and balance issues. In addition, she has diabetes, arthritis, and has had stents placed in her heart. Donna also had significant dental problems but...
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DLN Success Story – DDS Volunteer Restores Tennessee Man’s Smile

Eric is 43, legally blind and was born with a large oblique facial palate that extends through his nose and eye. Despite having undergone more than 20 reconstructive surgeries, he still lives with chronic pain. In addition to his overall health, his oral health was in desperate need of attention....
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DLN Success Story – New Hampshire DDS Volunteer Helps Man Receive Much Needed Dental Care

James, 60, lives in Rockingham County with his wife and enjoys spending time with his five grandchildren. He was a tractor-trailer driver until about seven years ago when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and could no longer drive. Before his diagnosis, he liked to camp, fish and garden and...
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