Taylor Fawcett’s smile reveals where he lost his three front teeth after a fainting spell in July. (GoFundMe photo)

Taylor Fawcett’s smile reveals where he lost his three front teeth after a fainting spell in July. (GoFundMe photo)

UVic student’s Christmas wishlist includes three front teeth

Taylor Fawcett used humour and a Christmas song to raise funds for missing teeth

For many, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” is just a cute song. For Taylor Fawcett, it’s true to life — and he’s also asking for third tooth too.

The Uvic masters student, who aspires to be an opera singer, recorded himself singing the tune. A slight lisp adds to his humorous plea.

“I thought no better opportunity to sing a song has ever presented itself to me,” he said. “I thought it would perhaps be a funny keepsake.”

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The response has been overwhelming, Fawcett said. The video has been watched more than 7,500 times on Facebook, and his fundraiser ‘Fix Taylor’s Face’ has been shared more than 375 times. So far, he’s been able to raise nearly $10,000 of his $15,000 goal.

It began in July when Fawcett fainted and knocked out three of his front teeth. He’s since had to take time off of school, and wears a retainer with fake teeth for any scheduled performances he still has.

It’s not the first time he’s had a tooth knocked out.

“One of the teeth that I had knocked out this time was already an implant. The first time, I lost that front tooth when I was 14 playing basketball. Then when I was 20, I got that implant. I knocked it out at 27 and I’m getting it redone at 28,” he said with a laugh.

“It might not be so funny if it were to happen a third time.”

It’ll only be a few more days that Fawcett will be toothless. The first of his three surgeries is coincidentally scheduled on Dec. 24 — right before Christmas.

“It was the earliest opportunity that the surgeon I want to go with was available that didn’t conflict with my most recent gig,” he said. “It’ll be a weird Christmas, but it’s just another interesting part of the story.”

His wish for his three front teeth for Christmas will come true after all.

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