WATCH: A UVic student is bringing true meaning to a classic holiday tune this Christmas. Ceilidh Millar reports.
For one student at the University of Victoria, the song “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” is his true holiday wish.
Taylor Fawcett is training to be an opera singer.
“It occurred to me that I had this golden opportunity to sing this Christmas classic.”
Originally from Edmonton, the 28-year-old suffered a fainting spell in the summer that knocked out three of his teeth.
“I fainted for the first time in my life,” Fawcett explained. “I also broke my nose and knocked out a previous tooth implant I had.”
It’s been a long recovery, but instead of letting the incident get him down — he turned it into an opportunity.
“I thought it would be something fun to do and a little memory to look back on that one Christmas I didn’t have my front teeth.”
Fawcett recorded himself singing the classic holiday tune.
The video has been viewed thousands of times on social media.
Fawcett hopes the video will not only spread some Christmas cheer but also help raise money to cover the hefty dental bills.
Fawcett will need extensive work and the surgery is estimated at $15,000.
The surgery is scheduled for Christmas Eve, so it turns out his wish just might come true.
“All I want for Christmas is my three front teeth,” said Fawcett with a smile.
A link to Fawcett’s GoFund Me Page for the dental surgery can be found here.