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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- This woman wants nothing more than to have her smile back and to be able to eat without having to reach for the glue to keep her teeth in place.
The 76-year-old woman has relied on one set of dentures to eat for more than 20 years, but lately the top plate has been giving her trouble, said her caseworker.
"The dentures she has now -- well, the teeth keep falling out of the top," the worker said. "She keeps super gluing them back together, but it doesn't hold."
The woman has trouble eating with the broken and loose teeth. The worker fears this is dangerous.
The woman, who lives alone, gets by on very little, stretching the $730 in Social Security and $16 in food stamps she receives each month to cover her food and household bills. But she has little or nothing left over after everything is paid for the month.
"She doesn't have any extra income to buy any new dentures," the worker said.
The woman lives off the main road through her town, secluded from others. She doesn't have any family nearby and her children, now all grown adults, are living their own lives away from the area.
The worker called her a "sweet woman who needs a little help."
That help would give this woman one less thing to worry about.Needs: $435 for dentures.
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