Campbell Live raises $100k for dental work

This time of year can produce some really good stories.  The human spirit revealed itself again this week after Campbell Live aired the story of 12 year old Evan Hill and his buck teeth.


Being a twelve-year-old kid can be tough at the best of times, but for Evan Hill life is really hard: He has buck teeth.

And not your average buck teeth – orthodontists say it’s the worst case they’ve ever seen.

Evan is teased and bullied and his family can’t afford the dental treatment, which could be up to $12,000.

Basic dental treatment is free for children up to the age of 18, but Evan’s would go beyond the limits of “basic”.


After hearing his plight, New Zealanders then dug deep and managed to raise close to $100k.

From the moment we ran his story, viewer feedback and donations flooded in. At last count more than 700 people had posted comments on our Facebook page and website.

His jaw sits at a 12 degree angle when it should only be two. His orthodontist told us they were the worst he’s seen in 25 years. Now, thanks to you, Evan doesn’t have to live like this anymore.

Such a great feel-good story to end the year with.

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • AJ

    What a great outcome!