My name is Barbara, I was born with a cleft lip and palate. After numerous surgeries as a child, it was repaired.

As a child, I did not receive regular dental care, from an abusive and neglectful mother and stepfather.

By the time I hit my late teens I lost many teeth because of domestic violence, I work a full-time job and still would never be able to afford the amount of work I need, now I have bettered my life, and still, always have the constant reminder when I smile.

by Barbara I waniuk
(dallas pa)

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