I think I should be given a chance to be chosen because of 2 reasons mainly. In my time in the Marine Corps, it was a bad time, I was raped, as were many women. I was afraid to report it and my rapist went free. He, was a higher rank too. When i got out of the military i was naive and ended up marrying an alcoholic, who ended up beating and punched out most of my teeth. I was never able to afford to get implants to fix them. I finally found the courage to leave him and finally feel free. I just have very low self esteem and hate looking in the mirror. I never smile in public because of the embarrassment. I would love to have teeth again to eat apples and real food again. It would be a dream come true.
Lori enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18. She wanted to serve her country and make her family proud. Lori was a member of the first all female platoon to go through male Marine boot camp. Lori loved her 6 years in the Marine Corp, in fact she wanted to re-enlist, she was so proud to wear the uniform, but her other calling as a Mom took over and that ended her military career Lori was awarded several awards and ribbons while in the service, including Sharpshooter, and good Conduct Medal. Her son, Anthony is now in the Marine Corp, serving in California.
Lori’s entry picture. Lori found out about our Military Vets Smile Give Back event through her mother-in-law.
Lori with her beautiful New Smile courtesy of Dr. Jeff Martin and his team. Doesn’t she look awesome????