K needs support for his teeth. The funds will be used for dental surgery costs + related expenses. Gratitude for support, love, donations!
Please Support K’s teeth. In 2012, he received incomplete care which has now resulted in necessary urgent dental work—- 3 root canals & crowns!
Since 2007, K. Barrett has faced a chain of oral surgeries— impacted wisdom teeth that resulted in painful allodynia on the chin and jaw, decay into 3 root canals, and 3 longstanding abscesses that weren’t receptive to anti-biotics only to be treated w/ oral surgery.
Along with this dental history, K. was attacked and injured at work in november 2009. His longstanding traumatic experience resulted in extensive nerve damage to their right foot, arthritis, bone shifting/foot fractures as well as a sprained thumb and wrist now with arthritis, nerve damage, and carpel tunnel syndrome. This same result is now true for his left foot. Treatment under worker’s comp has been slow, grueling, and often, dehumanizing.
**He has received two foot surgeries since 2012 and now is awaiting a third for the his left foot that has been hyper-compensating for his permanent disability. The Worker’s Comp system is an excruciatingly painful and dissonant climate for a Transgender Person of Color.
I am exhausted and taxed mentally, emotionally, and physically to the point where pain heightens. Often times, WC doctors, surgeons and professionals will accompany gender shame or victim-blaming without understanding the particular difficulties that someone with several identities has to face professionally.
The money you offer will be solely for the costs of:
-three root canals ($725 each, total $2,175)
-three fillings ($650 each, total $1,950)
All completed by NYU School of Dentistry
Help K. continue his dedication to theirself and communities in struggle with less pain! For more info on K’s work & dedication to community, please see:
Please help and ease strain for K. during this taxing time. We appreciate any love, intentions, goodness, and donations that you can offer.