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.
Here is the original ad: