He was referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“He got 33 rounds of proton therapy, which is available in just a few places, and this is the only place in the world that’s tailored for children,” said Brad. Max also received chemotherapy.
Max’s parents shielded him from his diagnosis as much as possible. They didn’t use the word “cancer” with him. Five-year-old Max just knew he was at St. Jude for medicine to stop his headaches.