Hamish is 18 years old and is completing Year 12. He has one brother, aged 15. Hamish’s grandmother on his mother’s side and grandfather on his father’s side are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Both live in high-care facilities in Melbourne and Ballarat respectively. Hamish loves wildlife and plans to take a gap year in 2018. He hopes to volunteer at a number of wildlife conservancies in Africa and at a panda sanctuary in China. In 2019, Hamish hopes to begin a combined degree in politics, philosophy, economics and science at the ANU in Canberra.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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