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Kid from The Force VW ad faces heart surgery like a Jedi

by on Jun.12, 2012, under General News

Remember the 2011 Super Bowl ad from Volkswagen featuring the kid dressed up as Darth Vader attempting to use his force powers on everything from a doll to a car? (If you don’t, scroll down to the bottom of the article to see it). Well, the boy who performed in the ad, Max PAge, now 7 years old, is facing the Dark Side of a different kind. He was born with a congenital heart defect, and now it’s time for an operation. He’s scared…but he’s facing it like a Jedi.


After the initial terror wore off while his parents worked with him to understand and work on his fears, and turning the house in to a fun place, his mother checked to see how he was doing. “Mom I don’t have a choice. I have to go through it,” Max said. “I don’t like it and it’s still scary—but I have to. So I think I might as well go through it with a good attitude.” This, from an amazing 7-year-old.

The Force is definitely with you, Max, as is all the strength we can send your way.

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