I want to introduce you to probably one of the cutest kids ever.
On March 4, 2010 Max was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
He is known to his family as Bubby.
He is currently undergoing chemo and fighting the big fight.
This family is an inspiration and remains positive despite their circumstances.
They continue to have faith and hope.
They have set up a foundation called Take it 2 the Max
to help raise cancer awareness and money to help kids and families just like theirs, who are battling leukemia.
Thereare several ways you can help.
This Saturday, July 3rd
they are having the first annual
Take it 2 the Max
10k, 5k, Kiddie K run and Chip/Putt Contest
at Thanksgiving Point.
It will be on the back 9 of the course and the runners will run the cart path.
(This is the first time they have allowed runners on the golf course! This is a great chance to see the #1 rated public course in Utah)
Registration is at 7:00 a.m.
Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Go here for all of the details.
If you cannot attend, but would like to donate directly to the foundation, you can go here.
Family and friends of Max have also set up a few accounts to help support Max's treatment. If you would like to donate directly to the family you can go to any Wells Fargo Bank or Bank of American Fork. Accounts have been set up in Max's name.
You can also go here to donate directly through PayPal.
Max's Uncle Joe also just finished writing a book dedicated to Max called "Being Different." All profits from the book will be donated to helping Max recover. You can learn more about the book and the author here.
*Small update -- they found a printing company that will print the book for FREE! All of the proceeds will go to helping Max recover. They will print 200 copies and they will be sold at the event this Saturday at Thanksgiving Point for $9.95.
Support the great company, Press Media, that is doing this by going to their site here.
(Plus they started using wind energy to offset the use of electricity in their facilities. Cool.)
If you would like to read more about Max and his family you can go here to see photos, links for ways to help, as well as a link to their blog and their updates on Max.
I know they would appreciate any and all support you can send their way.
They are an incredible family.
And Max, is an incredible kid!
I for one can't even begin to imagine what it is like for a family to go through such a thing.
I hope and pray I never have to, but I hope this family receives all of the love and support they need and deserve!
We love you Max!