My name is Elizabeth “Liz” Tuck living on the Western Slope of Colorado on our small farm living life post military. Our gastroschisis journey began May 13, 2015. After three very normal pregnancies, we decided our fourth (a rainbow baby) would be born at home with a skilled midwife team. I had one ultrasound early that didn’t catch the gastroschisis. When Silas was born into my own arms, we had a complete surprise! He had his small and large intestines, stomach and liver born outside but still managed full closure at 7 hours old with no organ damage. He spent 22 days at the NICU. Silas had a second surgery at three months old for an umbilical hernia repair. We have been extremely blessed! I did not find Avery’s Angels until after we were home. I instantly knew I wanted to be involved to the max! I want to give the support I didn’t know even existed.