Edinburgh boy, 10, gets bionic limb in time for Christmas

Cameron Millar was born without a right hand. Picture: Amalia Publicity/PA Wire
Cameron Millar was born without a right hand. Picture: Amalia Publicity/PA Wire
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A boy’s Christmas wish to be able to use both his hands will be granted, following a charity appeal.

Cameron Millar, 10, was born without a right hand but has always been determined to overcome the challenges this presented.

Last week he and his mother, Margaret Millar, launched an appeal to raise £10,000 for a high-tech bionic limb before Christmas.

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The target was reached within days thanks to donations from across the UK.

Ms Millar said: “We were overwhelmed with the support we received after our story hit the headlines last week.

“Donations just kept coming to us and we reached the target within a few days.

“This means the world to Cameron and he’s absolutely thrilled to know that he’ll achieve his dream of having a bionic hand, and he’s already making plans to learn to play the drums.”

The schoolboy, a keen Star Wars fan, has chosen a bionic hand featuring an illustration of his superhero role model Luke Skywalker.

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The charity appeal was run with Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids and Emma Kemp, charity manager at the Edinburgh-based station, said: “As soon as we heard Cameron’s story, we had to do our bit to help.

“We quickly set up a fundraising page and this allowed the family to receive donations.

“Despite facing such a major challenge in his life, he never stops smiling and is incredibly positive and optimistic.

“Christmas is often a time of year when we focus on our own friends and family, but to witness the generosity Cameron received over the last week is amazing.”

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