Reason to smile again: Man who lost teeth in mugging gets help

Reason to smile again: Man who lost teeth in mugging gets help

- Elvis was mugged recently and had his front teeth knocked out in the process

- His employer, Jodie, reached out to her local Facebook group for help

- Well-wishers fundraised for Elvis to get brand new dentures and he can now smile again confidently

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A young man in Johannesburg who lost his front teeth in a violent mugging recently has a reason to smile again.

Well-wishers fundraised for the man, named Elvis, to get brand new dentures, Good Things Guy reports. His employer, Jodie Storm Falconer, raised his predicament in a local Facebook group:

One of my workers was mugged and they hit his front teeth out. He can’t afford a normal dentist rate in order to fix his teeth. He is so shy and embarrassed to talk and I believe it is affecting him daily.
Elvis pictured before and after having his new dentures fitted. Photo credit: Good things Guy

Elvis pictured before and after having his new dentures fitted. Photo credit: Good things Guy

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Commenters on her post said the usual waiting period for dentures is about two to five years. However, a determined Jodie wasn't prepared to wait for that long, Briefly.co.za learned.

Luckily, an unnamed dentist offered free consultation services for Elvis. Just a month later, Elvis had his denture impression taken.

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Jodie pictured with Elvis. Photo credit: Good Things Guy

Jodie pictured with Elvis. Photo credit: Good Things Guy

However, fitting the dentures required money. Well-wishers in the Facebook group fundraised and made it possible.

A grateful Elvis can now smile confidently again. He expressed his profuse appreciation to Jodie and the well-wishers for helping him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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