Fire Chief Hopes New Haircut Draws Attention to Organ Donation

Chief McNees cut his hair like Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer

WHOTV | Justin Surrency

ATLANTIC, Iowa -- More than 600 people are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant across the state. One Cass County firefighter hopes his new haircut will spark an increased interest in organ donation in Iowa.

It didn't take long for Atlantic firefighters to notice something different about their Chief Mark McNees. The fashion-forward haircut is turning heads in the town of nearly 7,000.

“A couple thought I went off the deep end,” McNees said. “But I’ve had a few raised eyebrows.”

One of his inspirations is his favorite professional athlete.

"My favorite ballplayer is Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, and he has goofy hair,” McNees said. Continue reading VIDEO

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