Children born with cleft palates need multiple medical procedures in order to be able to eat normally; Debbie Oliver helps families navigate the surgeries that are often dismissed as cosmetic.
"The group helps secure insurance coverage, because oftentimes companies believe the surgeries are a cosmetic procedure and not a medical need. And the surgeries add up.
“'Back in the early 90's there was a study that said it took $101,000 -- these are 1991 dollars --- to do all of the surgeries that needed to be done on a typical cleft lip and palate patient,' said Oliver."--KSNV 3 News