Crestview dentist helps raise funds for teen's organ transplant

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Smiles for Anna, a fundraiser hosted by Crestview dentist Dr. Jennifer Wayer, will raise money for 17-year-old Anna Hutcheson's double lung and heart transplant surgery. RIGHT: Crestview High School leadership student Joel Colby "arrests" senior Pierce Cadenhead during a recent jail-and-bail fundraiser for Anna Hutcheson.

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Published: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 06:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Having a brighter smile can mean helping a local teen receive a double lung and heart transplant.

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Crestview dentist Dr. Jennifer Wayer will hold a Dec. 13 fundraiser benefiting Anna Hutcheson. The 17-year-old, who has been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, and her family need $70,000 to cover the balance of a transplant procedure their insurance doesn't cover.  

"They are trying to get funds together so when a match becomes available, they will be ready," Wayer said.

For a minimum $100 contribution in Anna's name to the Children's Organ Transplant Association, Wayer will provide a dental examination with X-rays and a professional-strength teeth-whitening kit.

Donors do not need to be patients of her Crestview Family Dentistry practice to participate, Wayer said.

"We're just hoping for big things for this little girl," Wayer said."We're glad we can help. It's a very scary time for them."

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