Meet SuperMax, our Chief Inspiration Officer
Meet SuperMax. When he was just four-and-a-half-years-old he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The next day Max had brain surgery and the tumor was partially removed. Over three weeks later he was released from the hospital and started what would be 1.5 years of chemotherapy. Max has received all of his treatment at CHOC Children's in Orange County, CA.
Max was diagnosed with a rare and unusually aggressive form of a fairly common form of brain cancer. After two previous diagnoses, Max was last diagnosed with a Grade II/III Glioma. The tumor originated at the lowest part of the brain stem, growing and out of the length of the brainstem, filling the fourth ventricle, invading the periphery of the cerebellum. Max is still fighting to this day. After four brain surgeries two chemotherapy protocols, Max is now headed in for 30 radiation treatments. He is still thriving against the odds.
Along with surgery and chemotherapy Max has benefited from a full regimen of comprehensive-integrative therapies such as acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs/supplements, anticancer nutrition, hippotherapy, physical, speech and occupational therapies, swimming, regular physical exercise, and healing narratives. MaxLove Project is inspired by Max's cancer journey, by all of the tremendous benefits he gained from this holistic “whole kid” approach to healing. We believe that all SuperKids deserve every possible opportunity to thrive against cancer.