Bridgeport man receives necessary dental work in order to have a kidney transplant

A Bridgeport man says he has received the gift of life thanks to two News 12 viewers.

Arthur Gonzalez, 56, was told by his insurance company they refused to pay for the dental work he needed before he could have a kidney transplant at Yale New Haven Hospital.

He tells News 12 he has already spent $6,000 out of his own pocket on dental work, but can no longer afford the remaining work.

Gonzalez was told that dental infections can be fatal to an organ recipient.

On Sunday Gonzalez was able to have the work done at Dental Care of Stamford after Bob Fiondella and Dick Webb from the organization Amy’s Angel decided to help him.

Dental Care of Stamford also provided the work at a discounted rate.

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