Caroline Michell has been waiting five years to get her teeth fixed.
Caroline Michell has been waiting five years to get her teeth fixed. Rob Barich

Cheque gives Caroline reason to smile

AN anonymous donation has got Caroline Michell smiling after learning she has been offered a cheque for $1500 to finally get her teeth fixed.

The NewsMail yesterday reported the Gin Gin mum's agony after waiting five years for extensive dental treatment.

She was left in pain and too ashamed to smile after years of treatment for a medical condition rotted every tooth in her head.

But yesterday, she could not keep the grin off her face after learning that a generous Bundaberg person had written out a cheque for $1500 so she can get the treatment she needs.

The NewsMail's offices were flooded with calls from dentists and community members yesterday, sending messages of support and offers of help.

“Oh, wow, it's amazing - it's just overwhelming,” Miss Michell said, on learning the news.

“I didn't think the community would get behind me like this, I'm so happy.”

She said she wanted to send a huge thank you to not only the anonymous donor, but everyone else who has contacted her with well-wishes as well.

“I can't wait to eat a steak, and to be able to smile properly again,” she said.

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