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Fundraiser held for Lake Milton baby with rare skull disorder

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LAKE MILTON, Ohio - A Valley community came together to help a baby with a rare skull disorder.

Six-month-old Maverick Phillips has craniosystosis, a condition which causes the brain to not properly develop because the skull is already fused together.

His parents, Cristie and Grego, are preparing for Maverick to undergo surgery on July 24th at Akron Children's Hospital.

"They'll cut him from ear to ear and they're going to go in and take part of the skull out and he'll have to have reconstructive surgery after that. It's going to take three to four hours for just that alone," said Maverick's grandmother Cindy Phillips.

There is a one in 2,000 chance of a baby being born with craniosystosis.

A spaghetti dinner fund raiser for Maverick was held Sunday night at the Lake Milton American Legion Post.

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