Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fundraising update!


Just left the bank to make a deposit in the Mazvita's Angels account and just off the phone with my husband, time for some numbers!

We have had a total of $751 in sales and donations for 2013 so far.

This is from farmers markets, personal sales from my house or craft night, sales from one of the girls making and selling flowers to friends and family over Christmas break, and two financial donations.

This total excludes etsy (online credit card sales) because $751 was the amount of cash and checks that I just put in the Mazvita's Angels account at the bank.

Currently, the Mazvita's Angels account has $924 in it.

We didn't get a chance to take all the money to the bank where we have a Mazvita's Angels account, but were planning on using it to pay for Monday's dental appointment. So afterward, since we paid with our own money, we were going to have Mazvita's Angels write us a check to reimburse it.

Monday's total bill for the root canal and crown was $2,870. The total insurance benefit (total amount that insurance paid on it) was $1,410. The total patient responsibility was $1,460.

They then gave us a 5% discount since we were paying with cash or a check. So the total we paid on Monday was $1,387.

So technically, since we would have used all the money currently in the Mazvita's Angels account, Mazvita's Angels would have funded $924 of the $1387 due, which would have been approximately 66% of 2/3 of the total bill. I knew Mazvita's Angels help fund a lot of it, so I was close in my guestimation!

But, since we are just 25% of the way through all of the dental work needed in an extensive treatment plan laid out in August 2011 when we first began the fundraising, we still have quite ways to go!

The total amount of dental work I need done was a total of $10,000 as of August 2011. Three root canals, and an additional 13 other teeth that needed operated on.

Well, as I mentioned on Monday, that was the first time I've gone in for a root canal where they didn't find something new or something else wrong. Three root canals has turned into five.

Most recently, this last fall, we learned I needed an ADDITIONAL root canal and crown totaling about $2,500, bumping up the total amount we had to raise to $12,500 and that was the procedure I had done on Monday.

The estimated patient responsibility was about $1500, and so our mini-goal we've been working on is to raise at least $1,000 for that.

Well, we got pretty darn close and we've used some of the portions from sales on supplies, farmers market or craft show event fees.

So, that brings us up to where we are now:

Our next step with the dental work are two crowns I need for two different teeth. Like with the root canal, we are on a time-limit with this because we don't want these issues with these teeth that can be fixed with crowns NOW, to turn into two more ROOT CANALS later down the road because the problem got worse.

We do things based on priority, so after the two crowns, the next step are two fillings.

The cost for the two crowns is going to be $3,462, so that is our next fundraising mini-goal!

The two fillings will be a total of $628.

Back to our new mini-fundraising goal, we have decided instead of having Mazvita's Angels pay us back for the $924 it would have been able to fund for the $1387 we paid out of pocket at the dentist on Monday, we are just going to keep that money in the Angels account for our next mini-goal.

SO, we have $924 currently in the bank, plus $400 left in insurance benefits, and another $400 in our account at Cherry Hill Dental, which brings us to a total of about $1700 we currently have towards our next fundraising goal, so we are about halfway there, WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so so much, everyone!!! I am filled with hope and we are getting there, step by step, none of this would be possible without you, thank you so much for your purchases, financial donations, and support of Mazvita's Angels!!!!

Lots of love,
Mazvita and Ben Lewton and all of our Angels!

- Photos by Casey Batezel

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