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Edna Hardy and Katrina Hale are sisters who live in Miami, Oklahoma. Last month, they traveled over the Oklahoma-Missouri border to get free dental care at the sixth annual MOMOM, or Missouri Mission of Mercy.
Jack Gouverneur is an 86-year-old Korean War veteran who lives in Carthage, Missouri. Last month, over the course of a weekend, he waited in line for hours to get free dental care at the sixth annual MOMOM or Missouri Mission of Mercy.
Brenda Nichols lost her father in the 2011 tornado that decimated Joplin, Missouri, but she says this is far from the only hardship she has faced in her 68 years. She is a 20 year survivor of breast cancer and has struggled to get oral health care in the past few years.
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