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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/11

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Help us fund the removal of my fathers rotted and infected teeth, no longer covered by insurance, and bring back the smile we miss!

My daddy, Adrian Gutierrez, has been through so much in the last ten years. He was diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis, a curvature of the spine in a c shape, in 2004 after years of back problems. In 2006 he had spinal reconstruction surgery. He had shrunk 9 inches before the surgery and gained back 3. After the surgery he battled infection after infection after infection. Doctors had to go back multiple times to clean it out.
In 2008 my dad suffered a stroke in his sleep which followed in a multiple organ shutdown. He was in a medically induced coma for a month. We almost lost him. Many of the doctors believed that the infection that caused his stroke came from his infected teeth. When my dad was finally released from the hospital we proceeded to have them removed.
In 2010 my dad suffered 8 seizures in a hour which has caused memory problems including a diagnosis of dementia. This happened because of the scar left on his brain from the stroke.
This year my dads infection returned full force and doctors decided to remove the metal from his back. When he was released we learned that his insurance no longer covers dental. We never had the chance to finish removing the infected teeth or even have him fitted for new teeth. He's embarrassed by them and they are a health risk.
Please help us bring back the smile of a wonderful father and husband who worked his whole life to care for his family. We love him so much and it hurts to see him never smile like he use to. Any amount will help my disabled father. He's the strongest person I know and if anyone deserves this, he does.
- Adrians daughter April
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