Kids Cause hon­ors Dr. David Nance

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lana Hiskey

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.

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