A Local Veterans Plea For Dentures


GLEN MORGAN, WV (WOAY)- One local resident is hoping to live his life a little differently, “It’s really embarrassing to be seen this way. I hate it,” said Marcus Stapleton, a local veteran.

Marcus Stapleton served for his country in 1993 and 1994 in the the Army and is now trying to receive answers from another battle he is fighting.

“They are making me wait six months to be able to get a set of dentures and have teeth,” said Stapleton.

Marcus has one request which is to receive his dentures from the Beckley VA Medical Center in a timely manner.

During his time of not having dentures, Marcus has had adjust to eating a strict diet of soft foods.

“I am left with eating certain foods like mashed potatoes, hot apples with cinnamon.  I can’t chew and it’s really messing up my body,” said Stapleton.

Marcus did share with WOAY that after the interview, his battle will finally be over as the VA did reach out to him and the clinic will be sending him to Rock Gap, VA to Affordable Dentures to receive his dentures faster.



Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

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