Preston Witt, the chief services officer for Harmony House, a non-profit that works with the city's homeless population, was left with only a few teeth after a December attack.
After two reconstructive surgeries, he is now recovered from a broken jaw. His boss and Harmony House CEO wants to raise money to get him dental implants.
"His smile is everything and for him to not be able to be himself without his teeth is just heartbreaking for me. So, I really want him to have his smile back," said Meg Pohodich.
Houston! Can we help Preston-who has dedicated years to helping the homeless-get dental implants? He was severely beaten by a client in Dec leaving him w/ only a few teeth. He hasn’t let it deter him but he sure would love to smile confidently again. The story at 10. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/X8eqe9iSq8— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) March 27, 2019
Pohodich set up a Go Fund me page: GoFundMe.com/prestons-priceless-smile
Half the donors, so far, are strangers. Witt is humbled.
He is also not deterred or angry toward his accused attacker, Daniel Kahn, 32.
"I hope he gets the help he needs for his mental illness," said Witt.
Kahn remains in jail, charged with aggravated assault.
Witt, who has worked for Harmony House for 15 years, missed only two weeks of work and now would like to smile confidently again.
"I miss my smile," he said.
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