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DLN Success Story – Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor Gets Much Needed Dental Care!

Marie, 49, lives with her boyfriend Charles in Kansas City. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren. Many years ago, Marie survived two strokes and one mild heart attack. She also has had several health challenges including osteopenia (low bone density), high blood pressure,...
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DLN Success Story – Developmentally Disabled Patient Gets a New Smile!

Frank, 62, lives in northeastern CO with his partner and caregiver Linda. He has had an intellectual disability since birth. Frank and Linda both participate in Special Olympics, enjoy bowling and participate in other team sports. While he is generally in good overall health, Frank’s oral health needed some attention....
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DLN Success Story – Patient with Disabilities Gets a New Smile!

Danny is a 66-year-old man who lives in Gallatin County near his sister and niece with whom he enjoys spending his free time. Danny has Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, pre-diabetes and mental health challenges including PTSD. In addition to these health challenges, his dental health was also deteriorating. Danny had only...
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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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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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