Silas Morgan Roberts was born August 2018 with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Mom and Dad, Patricia and Brent Roberts, have been researching and preparing for the road ahead sincehe was diagnosed during his anatomy scan at 20 weeks gestation. It was not until after delivery that the doctors could fully evaluate to see that Silas’ cleft palate extends clear back to the uvula. Silas was fitted with a NAM device at just a couple weeks old to help close the cleft palate, which wasn’t covered by insurace. Use of the NAM involves weekly dental appointments in addition to appointments with the surgeon and now a neurosurgeon. The road ahead involves multiple surgeries, including lip repair, closure of the cleft palate, a bone grafting in the future for the upper jaw. Before doctors can start repairing the cleft lip and palate, Silas will first undergo surgery on his skull to help correct formation and will then be fitted with a helmet for a year. Silas has neurosurgery planned in December and his first of many surgeries to repair his cleft lip in January. Please join us for good food and music to help with medical costs, special feeding devices, and alleviate the stress of missed work for Brent and Patricia.