Poll: would a letter to the editor or a story tip e-mail accomplish more?
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story tip or letter to editor? - dreamers - 11-25-2016, 01:21 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - nats - 11-30-2016, 09:13 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - nats - 12-02-2016, 04:22 PM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - Cammy - 12-08-2016, 07:43 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - Cammy - 01-10-2017, 03:05 AM
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story tip or letter to editor?
We are trying to help our "chosen family" (unofficial but for everything but legal stuff they are family). We chat anywhere from 2-6 hrs a day, share holidays, bdays,...etc. I am even in the process of making them my emergency decision people.

Anyway they're in the UK and on retirement pension. One of the couple needs dental work badly but the dentist says he wants to do it in hospital.
Near Easter of this yr, half the work was done but they are still waiting for a hospital appointment to do the other half.

so I went online looking for " free dental work UK" just so I could give Daniel ( name he uses online ) options for his wife jane ( not her real name either).

I found an article that said dental schools do free work. This got me thinking if I write to this newspaper and they print the story maybe NHS will be motivated to um ... " find" an open spot in the hospital schedule for jane faster.

So do I write a letter to the editor in response to the article on dental students? or would it be better to use the paper's tip page to alert them to a "human interest story?

more of my thought process on this is below. Thanks. sorry this is so long.

Because of many factors I think this story could make a great Human Interest story that touches on cultural debates such as the proper structure of a family/alternate family structures and the feasibility of deeply connecting with people online.

Some of the features of this story that lend it to the human interest area are:
1. I have a number of physical challenges and I am in grad school. So, I am on SSI and can't afford to help Jane myself.

2 how we met just by chance online 10 yrs ago and this family has changed my life.

3 my foo dad sucked and daniel is the first "real dad" i have had. He is teaching me life skills others missed, he is also trying to help me get launched in my career.

4 he came to see my undergrad commencement all the way from London even though he and Jane are on a fixed income

thanks for reading and any feedback
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story tip or letter to editor? - dreamers - 11-25-2016, 01:21 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - nats - 11-30-2016, 09:13 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - nats - 12-02-2016, 04:22 PM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - Cammy - 12-08-2016, 07:43 AM
RE: story tip or letter to editor? - Cammy - 01-10-2017, 03:05 AM

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