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This fundraiser ended on 10/10/11

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The family & friends of Silas are uniting to help raise money in support of NOTHING getting in the way of Silas' birth & road to recovery!

Eli & Heather came together and said their vows on Dec. 17, 2010. Then their hopes of having a son came true when on March 15, 2011 they were told they would be expecting their first child together. On June 22, 2011 it was confirmed that they would be having a boy! The joy was short lived though because within minutes of being told they were having a boy they were told there were some major concerns for the baby.

It was then that they got the devastating news that their baby boy had a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia or CDH. CDH is a condition where there is a hole in the diaphragm and the organs in the lower chest cavity like the spleen, intestines, ect go through the hole into the upper chest cavity & ultimately crush or force the upper chest cavity organs to not move & not grow. There is NO known cause for it & no known cure.

Ultimately because of this condition Silas' heart is on the right side of his chest cavity, & his lungs aren't developing. This is only what we know so far there is still so much to learn. We do know that he has other problems that force him to fight for his life before he gets to come into this world..

Heather is almost to her unduction date of Oct. 18, 2011. After that only Jehovah knows, but we do know that this little boy will have to fight harder for this life in the first few days than you or I have ever had to fight.. With the medical staff at Winnie Palmer Hospital Silas will have the best chance he can to survive. We know there will be a VERY long road to recovery, & many surgeries to save Silas, but with the support of all our family & friends we know he can do it..

Our hope for this site is to give an avenue for those who wish to support Silas' recovery.

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;
--Jeremiah 30:17

All donations will be used for medical bills to save Silas. He will need multiple surgeries within the 1st month of his life! If Jehovah calls him home monies will be used for burial/memorial services & anything left over will be donated to CHERUBS to help save other CDH families!
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