6-year-old raises birthday money for Bald Eagles instead of presents

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Most kids can’t wait to open presents on their birthday, but Liam Hansen isn’t most kids.

This little Minnesotan just turned 6-years-old. Instead of a party or presents, he wanted to raise money for his favorite animal, the Bald Eagle. His best friend Dave the stuffed animal is a Bald Eagle

Liam wanted to help real life Dave’s. This little guy raised $434 for the National Eagle Center. Then, it was matched, thanks to a grant.

“To see this little boy be so impacted by eagles, it just warmed everybody’s heart down here, and brought a tear to a lot of peoples eyes, because he’s so special,” said Charley Nelson, National Eagle Center.

“I’m proud of him, I always have been. He’s a really great kid. He has been since he was born,” said Jacey Hansen, Liam’s Mother.

You would never know it, but Liam was born with a hole in his heart, which means lots of doctors visits and surgeries.

He took Dave in with him for one of those surgeries, and they’ve been best friends ever since.

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