Cassandra has had a very rough year. Sadly, her mom recently passed away. As a result, Cassandra is a little bit lost in her daily communications with her dad. In addition, somehow in the mix of grief and family reorganization, Cassandra’s Medi-Cal coverage has lapsed. The timing of the lapse of medical coverage could not be worse. Fifteen year-old Cassandra took an elbow to the mouth while playing soccer and broke a tooth in half. Two guardian angels, in the form of Young & Healthy volunteer dentists, came to her rescue. Dr. Shinto initially stabilized her tooth with a “tooth split” and then Dr. McAndrews surgically removed the tooth. Understanding the plight of this young lady, Dr. Shinto continues to care for Cassandra, providing a partial denture in order to hide the missing tooth. Young & Healthy is blessed to have such good humans among us.