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Kids Cause Honors Dr. David Nance - Answer to Wednesday's Challenge

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:27pm

Kids Cause honored Dr. David Nance at the September School Board meeting for all his generous service to Nebo students. He graduated from Springville High School in 1976 and then served an LDS Mission to 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 and has been in practice 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 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 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 Dr.'s 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 from 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; 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.  

One specific activity that Kids Cause coordinates is the annual Shop with a Cop Event in December.  Together with K-Mart in Spanish Fork and Utah County police officers, over 100 eight- and nine-year-olds receive breakfast, ride through the Festival of Lights in a police car, shop with a police officer, and choose gifts for their family members and themselves.  Their gifts are then wrapped and tagged and sent home to put under the Christmas tree. 

Thank you to Kids Cause for all the good you provide for Nebo School District students.

Congratulations to Adam Gull for answering this week's "Where are we Wednesday?" challenge.