Super Max’s Journey
Max had been poorly for a few weeks, with suspected gastric issues. Following repeated visits to the GP and hospital, Max was finally referred for a CT scan, which confirmed what Max’s mum describes as “a parent’s worst nightmare” as he was blue-lighted to hospital for a 9-hour operation to remove a brain tumour, followed by a 3-month stay with intensive physiotherapy and radiotherapy. Max has since returned home and is continuing with chemotherapy. Max still has a way to go, in order to regain his physical mobility and speech, but his mum says they hope for a bright future for him. And so do we all at Supershoes, Max!
Super Max’s Diagnosis
Brain and spinal cord tumours are the most common form solid tumours found in children with around 400 being diagnosed each year in the UK. Find out more about Brain & Spinal Tumours
Max has a lot of favourite things that he was keen to include on his Supershoes. Super Artist Helen managed to squeeze in Paw Patrol and Buzz Lightyear and one or two others to make him smile. He even proudly wore them to school on “Shoesday Tuesday” and told everyone about them!