Kids Cause honors Dr. David Nance
Kids Cause honored Dr. David Nance during the September meeting of the Nebo School District Board of Education for all his generous service to Nebo students. He graduated from Springville High School in 1976 and then served an mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea. Dr. Nance attended and graduated from BYU and Creighton University, majoring in dentistry. He graduated in May of 1986 and returned to start his dental practice in his hometown of Springville. He has been in practice for almost 30 years.
Dr. Nance and his wife Stacy reside in Springville and have five children: one son and four daughters. His son, Eric, graduated from dental school in the summer of 2015 and will be joining his dad in the family practice during the spring/
summer of 2016. Three daughters are hygienists and have worked in the office with their dad. Dr. Nance’s youngest daughter is working as a dental assistant with her dad and is attending school preparing become a hygienist. It is a fun family office which Dr. Nance also shares with his brother.
Dr. Nance and Stacy have nine grandchildren and love spending time with them and their children. Dr. Nance loves Disneyland/Disney World and just anything Disney. They spend time there as a family and with friends. He also has a great love of trains, which are featured in his Doctors Depot office. Dr. Nance and Stacy have always been very active in the community and schools. Bonnie Palmer said, “We, at Kids Cause, especially appreciate his generosity when it comes to providing emergency dental care for children.”
Kids Cause partners with optometrists and dentists in the area to provide for visual and dental needs of students which have been identified by their teachers. These services are donated by optometrists and dentists at no cost to the families unless they can pay the $20 lens grinding fee. Each doctor agrees to see five children a year. District audiologists can help children get hearing aids through Kids Cause. Over the past 17 years, thousands of children have been served.
Kids Cause was organized 20 years ago for the purpose of providing clothing, medical treatment, vision care, dental care, school supplies and other items that will contribute to the well-being of public school students who are not served by any other community, state, or national agencies.The Kids Cause board members for Nebo district are Kaye Westwood for the Payson area, Patricia Palmer for the Spanish Fork/Salem area, and Bonnie Palmer for the Springville/Mapleton area.
Today, Kids Cause has school coordinators in approximately 81 schools in Utah County, including 24 schools in Nebo School District, 16 schools in Provo School District and 41 schools in Alpine School District. Kids Cause relies totally on volunteer help. School principals, staff and Kids Cause coordinators assess needs and follow through on services. With the financial support of United Way and the day-to-day support of Woodland Peaks Uniserv, Kids Cause can and does make a difference for students in need.