This week we would like to honor Max, also known as SuperMax. Last August, SuperMax was diagnosed with brain cancer at only 4 and a half years old. This type of brain cancer is very uncommon. Through surgery, the tumor was partially resected. SuperMax has been undergoing chemotherapy ever since as he fights the remaining tumor.
Max’s mom Audra says it’s still a long road ahead, but her SuperMax is her hero.
Max shows me every day how to push harder, to be present with each day, and how not to give up. He’s a fighter, a sweetheart, and a goof-ball.
Inspired by Max, his family created Max’s Love Project where they fill their local hospital treasure chests to help other kids battling cancer. They also donate “Cloud B’s Twilight Turtle” to kids around the country.
Max has learned the power of sharing his love and supporting his SuperBuddies, which is a tremendous gift. Every time he helps me deliver treasures, I am reminded of how proud I am of my hero and the very generous young man he’s becoming, even as he overcomes tremendous challenges himself. We’ve seen the healing power of love, first hand.
SuperMax, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You are our HOC Hero!
If you know a child or teen who is battling or has battled cancer and you want to nominate them for our next HOC Hero of the Week, tell us about your hero and include photos and any links to their pages so we can support them! Fill out the nomination form here: http://hatsoffforcancer.org/nominate-hero.