Smiles for Miles

Our Stories

A small moment in time led to thirty-plus years of heavy drug-usage, risky behaviors, and addiction.

It started like any other normal doctor visit. Warren came into the Howard Community Health Clinic in late 2012 for his regular check-up appointment. Life would change quickly for him.

In the small town of Howard, SD, it’s rare you’ll find someone that isn’t familiar with Dave and Corinne Hodges and their friendly, compassionate nature.

The Horizon Health Foundation teamed up with Dude Dad (Taylor Calmus), a Los Angeles-based social media celebrity (originally from South Dakota), and Sioux Falls Batman to promote children’s oral health and to raise funds for the Smiles for Miles program. Watch the video to see Dude Dad (Robin) and Batman team up to fight Dr. Cavities and promote oral health.

When Rett Osthus, now a sophomore at De Smet High School, was just a young child, his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not even in elementary school at the time, Rett didn’t understand the details of what his family was experiencing.