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As most of you are aware, Sam was born with a cleft lip and palate and so far he has had 10 operations to repair this birth defect. He is due to have another op later this year, the most intensive one yet, where they will take a piece of bone from his hip and use this to fill the gap in his gum. This will be followed by a lot of dentist work to straighten and even add teeth to make it easier for him to eat, speak and to have his teeth look better. Sam has been an incredibly brave boy through his operations to date, but had been refusing to get this latest one.
We therefore had an idea to show him pictures of other children who have not had the benefits of the NHS. The website we showed him was from the charity 'Operation Smile' [http://www.operationsmile.org/] and in showing him these pictures and telling the stories of children from around the world something wonderful happened. Sam was so moved by what the charity does that he said he wanted to help and has also come around to the need for his own operation!
Sam would like to raise £2,000 which would sponsor an operating table for a complete Operation Smile mission somewhere in the world giving new smiles to around 25 children. To help raise the money, we have starting organising a football fun day to be held on the 30th May in Inverurie. I know lots of our friends and family will be able to help us prepare for the day and be there supporting us, but there are also friends and family who may not be able to join us at the event but would still like to contribute, that is why we are setting up this page.
Sam would like to thank you in advance for any donation you make as he is so keen to help out some other boys and girls who do not have the same opportunity for the operations as he has.
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