Town Surprises 8-Year-Old with Ice Cream Party to Celebrate Last Chemo

July 27, 2018 - 3:01 pm
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By Kayla Jardine

Mighty Max sure has earned his name! 
 
8-year-old Max Menedez has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the past 2 years. "After [his] diagnosis he spent 36 days inpatient at Boston Children’s Hospital," his mom Amy told Radio.com. 
 
To celebrate the brave boy’s last chemotherapy treatment, his New Hampshire town helped throw him a surprise ice cream party! 

"I had asked him how he’d like to celebrate," she said, "and he had mentioned 'ice cream with friends'."

Max
Axel's Ice Cream

So she made it happen, in a bigger way than he could have ever imagined! "We have an incredible support system within the community and our friends so we extended the info to all who’ve cheered us along the past two years."
 
though he was a little overwhelmed by the surprise at first, he quickly warmed up to the loving environment. "The owners instantly jumped in and turned it into the amazing celebration it was!"
 
Max’s strength is melting hearts-- and ice cream-- all over.