Featured Volunteer – Ms. Hannah Ragsdale

“Being part of such a large-scale initiative to improve the lives of children is extremely fulfilling.”

– Hannah Ragsdale

Hannah became aware of SCL via the UMKC Pre-Dental Symposium, which we were invited to attended on October 14th of this year. In Hannah’s short amount of time volunteering she has become a vital member of our volunteer force. She donates her time weekly, and always brings an excellent work ethic and enthusiasm for our mission. We are grateful to Hannah for her dedication and passion in bracing kids for a better future!

Tell us about yourself

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and became interested in dentistry in middle school. Throughout the years I found it fascinating that most procedures in the dental field displayed immediate results. It was extremely rewarding to witness dentists, as well as orthodontists, instill confidence in their patients.

What compelled you to volunteer for Smiles Change Lives?

SCL is the perfect fit for me because my goal is to gain administrative experience within the medical field. Whether it is working on patient files or locating dentists, all volunteer opportunities offer a positive impact in the lives of children across the nation. Being part of such a large-scale initiative to improve the lives of children is extremely fulfilling.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in school or volunteering? 

Although school and volunteering keep me pretty busy, I enjoy exercising, shopping, and watching movies. I have always been fascinated with the medical field so I am a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor. And, of course, I spend as much time with friends and family as possible. I recently moved to Kansas City and it is a great place to live. It has so much for offer.

What would you say to someone who is considering to volunteer at Smiles Change Lives? 

SCL is a wonderful organization to volunteer for! The staff is so welcoming and friendly. The various volunteer opportunities will enhance leadership and communication skills that are necessary in all health professions. The faces of the participants and the care that SCL provides are absolutely amazing. Smiles Change Lives truly does change lives!

 

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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