Max's Ring of Fire supports the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium or NMTRC. Based in Michigan but with core sites in San Diego, St. Louis, and Orlando, this pediatric oncology research and translational medicine program's mission is to provide children with more precise, predictive approaches to treating advanced neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma.
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An ongoing inspiration for many people, Max was born on June 30, 2001. He was diagnosed with stage IV, high-risk neuroblastoma in October 2004. He whizzed through frontline treatment and by the following summer was effectively on the road back to a "normal" life - albeit with almost total hearing loss, a new immune system, and about 10lbs to gain back, all courtesy of Mr. Chemo.
Unfortunately, Max relapsed (as most high-risk NB patients do) in November 2006. Max fought bravely, entering a clinical trial in Vermont where he received nifurtimox in combination with other chemo agents. This combination diminished the disease until there was just one tiny spot still evident on his spine. But in February 2008 the beast came roaring back and we could never control it again, despite everything we tried. Max passed away on August 31, 2008 at 8:45pm in his mommy and daddy's bed.
Max's Ring of Fire 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck, raised over $10,000 for neuroblastoma research and clinical trials. Held at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, CA on May 31, 2009, attendees got a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Kids of all ages climbed on and explored dozens of their favorite vehicles including big rigs, fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. Over 125 families joined us for an awesome family-friendly afternoon.
Max's Ring of Fire, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation duly incorporated under the laws of the State of California, and a 501(c)3 public charity. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.