I met Max Herrick and his family in the summer of 2012. At the time, Max was the Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and a real pistol. He loved wearing jaunty hats, anything Star Wars related, dancing and ice cream and he had one of the most inspiring families I've ever met.
Max was born with a heart abnormality that required open heart surgery. He was hospitalized for seven months. His family never left his side and, through much of this ordeal, relied on Ronald McDonald Houses to keep them close. At the age of 2 1/2, he had to have a heart transplant. He developed cancer from the effects of anti-rejection medications.
His parents, Liz and Jared, along with siblings Francesca, Tyler and Alyssa never gave up. Their story is one of hope, healing and the power of love.
"Every day is a blessing, every day is a celebration."--Liz Herrick
I hope you enjoy my inspiring video. (Photos by Weiss Studios)
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