LEADER, January 17 2020

Esmie and Lyle MacLean.
Esmie and Lyle MacLean.

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Inspirational Esmie

Inspirational five-year-old Esmie MacLean who is fundraising to help her brother access expensive autism treatment can teach us all a lesson on altruism.

While many children her age would be dreaming of what they want for their birthday – Esmie is six on Sunday – she has signed herself up to run 500m at this year’s MOK Run, which is no small feat for someone with such little legs.

They say that early intervention can be the key to success, and other parents who have tried out the therapies for which Esmie is raising money, speak of outstanding results.

It can be very hard to ‘go public’ with such personal family matters, so not only should Esmie be commended, but also her mum and dad, Iona and Scott, who had the courage to talk out for the benefit of their family.

Campbeltown always rallies when it comes to such worthwhile causes and every penny counts, so please donate whatever you can.

We would like to wish Esmie the very best of luck for the race – and, of course, a very happy birthday on Sunday.