Hannah McCain is a 17-year-old girl from Aubrey, Texas and is a senior at Denton Calvary Academy. Doctors have been able to identify her rare form of dwarfism as primordial dwarfism. But her case is unique.
By and large, Hannah is no different from any average 17-year-old girl. Over the last several years, however, her teeth have started falling out, leaving no adult teeth to replace them. To combat this, a dentist at Texas A&M College of Dentistry is planning a procedure to stabilize her jaw and give her dental implants.
This procedure is generally recognized in the medical world as a cosmetic procedure for elderly people who have lost their teeth due to age. Because of this designation by insurance companies, her family’s dental insurance is reluctant to cover the cost of this expensive procedure. In an effort to assist her parents with the expenses for her surgery, Hannah has started a "gofundme" in support. She has received an immense outpouring of responses from the community.
Recently, Hannah went into the operating room to begin her journey, but is only part of the way done. Currently, she wears temporary dentures until preparations for her new teeth can be made.