Woman receives happy surprise after terrifying dentist visit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bad things happen to good people way too often, but this week’s Pass It On touched us because what happened to the recipient of our $600 gift is so unusual.

She went to the dentist to get some teeth pulled, and the next thing she knew, an ambulance was taking her to the hospital, where she stayed for the next several days.

Anyone who’s in the restaurant business knows something about Sysco. Playmaker Irene Turner has worked for the giant food service supply company for 35 years.

She wants to pass it on to a co-worker, Cassie Scales

Irene admitted she’s uniquely qualified to keep tabs on her co-workers.

“Fortunately, I’m the receptionist here and I hear a lot of things that go on and when I heard about this, it devastated me.”

Devastated in part, because, “she still has that tooth that needs to be pulled but she can’t find a dentist that will do it for her.”

With a husband and two kids at home, the medical bills are mounting fast.

Cassie was a bit shy when Irene went to Pass It On, but when co-workers stepped up with $100 more, she was even more overwhelmed.

Cassie’s gone to several specialists, numerous CTs, MRIs and MRVs, and doctors still don’t know what happened. She says allergists are scared to test her for fear she’ll end up in the hospital again. She had two wisdom teeth pulled when her face started reacting, and still hasn’t had the third one pulled.


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