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A Bay Father's Sacrifice - From the Bay of Plenty Times

A Bay man has seen first-hand just how life-changing cleft lip surgery can be and is now willing to shave off the beard he has been growing for three years to help other kids have a shot at a normal life.

Hamish MacMillan's daughter Emily, was born with a cleft lip and has had numerous surgeries to correct it. Oceanside Family Chiropractic owner, Mr MacMillan, said he was in his cricket clubhouse when he was asked what it would take to cut off his voluminous beard.

"I said I couldn't really think of a good enough reason and they said, 'what about cash?' I said, 'it was a bit shallow but maybe for charity'."

His wife Jessica and daughter Emily were already volunteering for Ruel Foundation, a non-government-organisation based in the Philippines which hoped to raise $8000 to deliver 120 surgeries to children who suffer from cleft palate and cleft lip in the next few months, so he took on the challenge.
Read the full article on the BOP Times Website or just go directly to his Givealittle page to help support Hamish

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