Nick Violante is a Petty Officer, First Class in the United States Coast Guard, stationed at NAS JAX. He has 14 years of service and eight deployments worldwide as a response member on hazmat cases.
Nick’s son needed dental work done including a root canal, but with H/O ADHD he was unable to sit in a dental chair without sedation. The only pediatric anesthesia provider in Northeast Florida is not in-network with TRICARE. An Endodontist performed the root canal who was also out of network. The family covered all costs but had to forego several other necessities to accommodate the large dental bill.
Wish for Our Heroes is dedicated to assisting the everyday needs of active military members. We were able to help meet Nick’s needs by assisting the family with costs for the anesthesia, dental work, extractions, and root canal totaling $4,500.