The woman has suffered dental-related issues since her teeth were chipped in an incident about 30 years ago.
Several appointments later the woman was terrified of dentists and funding had run out, which meant she did not return for the work to be finished.
Nga Kete’s disability kaiawhina Sandra Stiles recently referred the woman to Southland Hospital Dental Service, where after three appointments her teeth have been repaired.
“It’s made such a huge difference to my life,” she says.
“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate Sandra for recommending me for it and to you and the awesome service that Nga Kete Pounamu Charitable Trust provides within our community.
“I’m so grateful thank you.”