LUBBOCK, Texas – A Lubbock veteran who was given a new reason to smile had her final appointment on Thursday.

Nellie Hopson, 68, is a veteran of the United States Army and was surprised with life-changing surgery (full arch restoration) to give her a brand-new smile in the fall 2021.

Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Dental Implant Surgery paid for the local veteran to receive dental surgery and Hopson was the 2021 recipient to receive the life-changing $50,000 surgery.