"Amy, a two-and-a-half year-old foster child, had been severely neglected by her birth mother. She arrived at PDI in excruciating pain with nine jagged, blackened teeth."
Tooth decay has been linked to diabetes and respiratory and heart disease costing our healthcare system billions of dollars. Since opening in 2008, more than 17,000 low-income parents have brought their kids to PDI Surgery Center. These children (average age three) were suffering from such severe tooth decay that they required oral surgery under anesthesia. PDI treats 2,200 kids each year and has a waiting list of three months.
There are so many kids like Amy who need our help. Our aim this holiday season is to raise $8,000. Together we can make kids smile and make this year’s holiday a true Thanksgiving!