Gemma Swift Gets A Dental Make Over After Enduring Years Of Bullying

Gemma Swift Gets A Dental Make Over After Enduring Years Of Bullying

After a childhood accident left her disfigured, Gemma Swift faced years of bullying. After a local television show learned of Gemma’s story and saw the online bullying she was enduring, they decided to offer her a full dental makeover.


When Gemma was about 6 years old, as many children do, she was walking backwards on her way to school. As she turned around, she hit a lamppost head on and damaged her mouth and teeth. Because of the relentless bullying of her schoolmates, Gemma ended up leaving school at age fourteen to be homeschooled. She had learned to hide from others to avoid being ridiculed for her appearance. When Gemma began being attacked online through social media it caught the attention of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

“It felt like I just wanted to break down” Gemma shared about her feelings facing the online attacks.

After a lifetime of being made fun of for her looks, Gemma was emotionally broken and making poor life decisions. She truly was in need of a “hand up”. The television show contacted Gemma and what she thought was a simple interview about bullying ended up being a surprise dental makeover. The production team connected Gemma with a dental specialist who was able to completely transform her mouth. The results were truly stunning. But what really touched us was how Gemma’s confidence grew and her perspective on life changed.

“Thank you so much, you’ve changed my life… I can look in the mirror and everything now!”

Unfortunately there are still some on social media that are writing cruel things about Gemma. We are given an opportunity to be a blessing in other’s lives and their appearance does not always reflect their heart. As Christians, may we always take the opportunity to love others no matter what the outward appearance may be. We need to come together to teach our children how to be kind and supportive of their peers. How heart broken God must be when He sees the hatred that is poured out. We pray that Gemma continues to love her new smile and that she will grow in confidence and be surrounded by those who will love and support her no matter what!

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