All-star CFL linebacker Adam Bighill helps others with facial differences

B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, has turned his facial defect into a strength — and he believes he can help others do the same.

Bighill, 27, a five-year CFL veteran, has joined the board of Making Faces, a Toronto-based charity dedicated to helping others cope with facial differences.

“I want to show kids how I did everything I wanted to do despite any limitations people may have put on me from the day I was born,” Bighill said in an interview at a Toronto hotel.

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