Chronic Illness has damaged my teeth beyond repair. Please help me stop the pain.

$3,155 of $15,000 goal
Given by 72 generous donors in 13 days

Desperately seeking help to better my health and wellbeing

Wellington, Upper Hutt City

Hi! My name is Hollie and 3 years ago I became extremely unwell with Crohn’s disease. I've since been diagnosed with Inflammatory arthritis as well as reflux, chronic fatigue, and mental health conditions related to living with this disease

I have had many failed drug trials, hospital admissions, infusions, tests, and invasive procedures all while being too unwell to work regularly. I have now got a treatment plan which is taking me into remission, but remission comes at a cost with powerful immune suppressants alongside all of the other medications causing all sorts of other related issues like crumbling teeth.

Due to the long-term lack of nutrition, excessive stomach acid, vomiting, and medication my teeth are failing me and causing me a lot of pain and are literally crumbling out of my mouth. I have had 9 removed and now I am facing the reality at 35 of having all of my teeth removed and having dentures for the rest of my life. it's been quoted at about 15k depending on the surgery and hospital costs and if my health causes any complications.

In the last few months, almost every tooth has started breaking and causing me a great deal of pain, not to mention how damaging it is to my self-esteem now that it is my front teeth as well.

The risk of infection is high in rotting teeth and that is an issue for people on immune suppressors. As we all know dental pain is horrendous and it is nearly all of my teeth, so it's affecting every facet of my life currently.

Use of funds

it's going towards removing all of my crumbling teeth surgically and having a full set of dentures made. If I have any left I will find someone who needs treatment and is in a position like me.

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Sue 1 day ago
All the best Hollie
Hollie Kennedy

thank you so much for your donation, i really appreciate your help

Hollie Kennedy
Diane 3 days ago
Hollie Kennedy

thank you very much

Hollie Kennedy
Sarah 3 days ago
Best wishes Hollie <3
Hollie Kennedy

thank you for your donation :)

Hollie Kennedy
Jess 3 days ago
Good luck Hollie. Stay strong.
Hollie Kennedy

thanks for the donation I really appreciate it

Hollie Kennedy
Kate 3 days ago
Best of luck, hope you reach your goal!
Hollie Kennedy

thank you so much

Hollie Kennedy

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This page was created on 17 Jun 2022 and closes on 17 Jun 2023.