Saturday, May 18, 2024

The unstoppable Mighty Miles

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Miles Charles McGill, aged 5, is raising money for charities.

A five-year-old Willowbank Primary school student is raising funds for Auckland’s Starship Hospital and Heart Kids charity.

Miles McGill was born with a congenital heart defect.

His mother, Taraneh McGill, says he was “expertly” cared for by the Auckland Starship Hospital teams and homecare nurses as soon as his diagnosis was discovered.

“Our whole family was picked up and supported in any way we needed with the amazing charity Heart Kids,” Taraneh says.

Heart Kids is New Zealand’s only charity providing lifelong support to those with Congential Heart Defects and childhood heart disease.

Taraneh says that, because of this support, Miles and the family want to give back.

Miles has never cut his hair before.

“He’s finally decided to cut it for the first time,” Taraneh says.

His “beautiful locks” will be donated to Freedom Wigs.

Freedom Hair aims to help communities and individuals which need prosthetic hair.

The date of the anticipated chop will be May 30.

“No amount of money will ever be able to repay the gift that we were given when our beautiful Miles was saved,” Taraneh says.

“But we’d really like to be able to say thank you for your help.”

Mighty Mile’s givealittle page has more information.

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