Vicky was a recipient of one of the Agape Grants. She came to Affordable Dental Care (ADC) after hearing this about our clinic and mission on Channel 3000 in Madison. Her medical doctor implored that she go see a dentist because her entire body was suffering from what he believed stemmed from dental conditions. She came to us after 40 YEARS of not having been to the dentist. "My self esteem is nil.", she told us in regards to how her smile affected her. She and her husband both work but their incomes don't cover enough for regular dental care, nor do they qualify for government aid. Like many, they hang in the gap. They are the sweetest, most grateful people and have allowed us to share their story to help others. Part way through Vicky's treatment series with us, their apartment building caught fire, killing one infant in the building. Thankfully they didn't loose anything in comparison to a life but they did have to stay out of the building for a while, yielding unexpected expense. "The positive side was we got to have cable at the hotel!" joked Vicky's husband, "That's a treat for us!" Thanking us and sharing their gratitude of finding a dental home at around half cost, they had no idea we had a grant program. After reviewing their application, ADC felt compelled to provide her an Agape Grant which covered Vicky's entire next appointment. There's hardly a way to explain this beautiful experience when she came in for that. Thank you to the Madison Christian Giving Fund for providing this grant to Vicky with us. God works in such mysterious ways- completely unplanned, a stack of Bibles donated by Dr. Nathan Considine were dropped off in our office as Vicky was in the chair the day of her treatment of the grant. She came around the corner when finished and saw the Bible's and asked if she could have one. I watched her clutch it to her chest. Maybe that's what dental work does to us, or maybe it was divine! LOL
We are so thankful for all the partners with us in this mission to make a change in our communities, one smile at a time!