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Me Without Makeup


In October of 2008 me and my family left our home due to toxic mold. The previous year I had knocked my front tooth out during track practice. I had gotten a fake tooth that stayed in my mouth, and a few months later had to get a root canal because my tooth had died. Anyway after me and my family left the house we moved to Arizona to get professional help and to be in dryer air. We were all VERY sick because the house we lived in had really high levels of stachybostrys black mold. It’s the most toxic mold in the world. In Arizona we began a diet that helped detox the toxins out of our bodies and it has helped immensely although we still have a very long road ahead of us. In this past June I had my fake tooth removed completely because it was infected and I decided I didn’t want it in my mouth anymore. I didn’t get a crown I just got a removable tooth that I put in everyday when I go out. At home I keep it out since it’s not the most comfortable thing in the world. I love that I have no tooth and I think it’s a unique story that isn’t very common. I love my hair, my eyes, my collar bones and my personality. I hope one day this story will help someone else living in mold to get out of their house or someone who needs to get their tooth removed and is self conscious about it. It’s fun and unique to have a tooth removed! Anyway this is me: and I’m so thankful God has given me all He’s given me. He’s my best friend 🙂

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by mc1207 on June 7, 2012 at 11:17

    Whoa. This is SO inspiring. I love how strong your inner beauty is. Praise the Lord! My word you are a gorgeous girl inside and out (and very beautiful on the outside!). I adore the uniqueness of the missing tooth! Awesome.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by tory on January 4, 2012 at 13:50

    Your so pretty. I love that you except what happened like that I know I wouldnt be able to do that. That just makes you all the more beautiful 🙂

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by faithhart12 on December 25, 2011 at 22:12

    Wow. Breathtaking story. You’re an absolutely beautiful girl,never ever doubt that<3

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by JoyceTai on November 25, 2011 at 00:20

    Hey, I had a problem so similar to yours!! I actually had a tooth problem less than two months ago when I had a bike accident and freaked out when my face plant moved my front tooth back about a centimeter and I panicked so much about what I would have to do. I fortunately was able to get a procedure to move it back and I’m perfectly fine now, though it was really expensive and need to get a few root canals soon. However, that day while it was out of place was one of my darkest days because I was so scared I would have to face the rest of my life with a tooth out of place and I really wish I didn’t let go of my self-control that day and had just trusted God with it all. Thank you so much for your surprisingly similar situation and testimony. Your confidence in God is absolutely beautiful and I will continue striving for the same absolute trust in our perfect, sovereign Lord!

  5. Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 08:10

    So proud of you, Kristen!

  6. Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 08:02

    Thank you so much for letting me be apart of the community on Project Inspired and thank you for your comments! Nicole I’m so excited that you posted my story and your comment makes it even better!

  7. Posted by Nicole on November 22, 2011 at 01:22

    wow Kristen- your story is one of bravery, triumph, and recovery. You are so strong, I can’t imagine how scary that must of been for you and your family. Your willingness to just accept that you had a tooth knocked out and still “work it” is incredibly admirable and serves as an example of accepting your circumstances and still loving yourself. Most people aren’t like that, and for that you should be proud. You are a leader, and God is so proud of you as am I. 🙂

  8. Posted by on November 21, 2011 at 12:47

    You’re beautiful just the way you are.