A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Darrel, a former Gulf War veteran. He came into my office six years ago, seeking not just dental care but confidence and hope.
Darrel was embarrassed by his smile and found it challenging to even go out in search of employment.
Together, we worked to give him the smile he so desperately needed. However, it dawned on me that we, as a society, should never let veterans like Darrel slip through the cracks like this.
That realization led to the birth of “Embracing Our Warriors,” a program close to my heart that aims to link orthodontists with veterans in need.
The program is designed to assist needy veterans, carefully vetted and qualified based on income and disability, to receive the orthodontic care they deserve.
Our goal is to ensure that no veteran is left without the smile and confidence they need to thrive in life.
Embracing Our Warriors is set to launch on Veterans Day, but there’s a crucial element that we need your support for – funding.
Now, let me explain why this financial support is essential.
I’ve personally bootstrapped this organization for the last six months, covering expenses like hiring an executive director, advertising, infrastructure development, accounting, and legal fees out of my own pocket.
However, without adequate funding, there’s a real risk that Embracing Our Warriors might have to shut down.
So, I’m reaching out to you, our community, our friends, and our allies.
Please consider visiting embracingourwarriors.org and making a donation. Your contribution will go a long way in helping us continue this vital work.
Together, we can honor our veterans, transform their lives, and change the world.
Tune in to this episode to learn more about Embracing our Warriors!
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