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Keely Orthodontic Fund Leaves Lasting Legacy of Smiles

Alyssa Singleton
Alyssa Singleton

Three years ago, Alyssa Singleton was referred to the Keely Orthodontic Program by Dr. Lamont B. Jacobs. Alyssa’s mother was raising two girls alone was laid off from her job after 33 years. Funding braces was far from possible for the family.

Alyssa was referred to the program by Dr. Jacobs, and after a review process, was admitted into the program. This year Alyssa finished orthodontic treatment with Dr. Jacobs. “I can now go on with great confidence and a smile!” said Alyssa. “I am beyond grateful to you. You have changed my life forever.”

One of the most early, active funds of the Foundation, The Keely Orthodontic Fund helps families pay for their children’s braces. Established in 1958 by Priscilla Keely with a gift of Ohio Casualty Insurance Company stock, the fund is a memorial to her father, Dr. Charles Keely, and grandfather, Dr. George Keely, both long-time practicing dentists in the area.