Goodbye little Jedi Max

Almost three weeks ago I shared my friend’s son Max with all of you.

He has been battling brain cancer for a year.

He fought a long hard fight. He never gave up.

He passed away yesterday.

Many of you reached out and sent post cards to Max when his “last wish” trip to Paris was canceled last month. Thank you. I know that Jay and Scott appreciate every last card and note sent to Max. It certainly brightened the last few weeks of Max’s life. He passed away knowing that the entire world loved him.

Please take a moment to post a quick note and virtual hugs to the family via their Jedi Max facebook page. I know they would appreciate the hugs and support.

I would like to share their PO Box with all of you again, just in case you would like to send a note to Jay and Scott and their 6 year old daughter Katie. There is absolutely nothing that will heal a broken heart from the loss of a child, but a kind note from a caring stranger might help to lift them up and brighten their spirits.

Send condolences here:

Jay and Scott Simmons
P.O. Box 690309
Killeen, TX 76549

Also, if you would like to donate any money, click here (please do not feel pressured. Jay doesn’t even know I’m posting this.)

Here is the Jedi Max blog that Jay has updated for the past year.

Here is a beautiful video about Max.

Max was an amazing kid who lived a beautiful and selfless life. He touched countless other people’s lives and will never be forgotten.

Funeral Services for Max will be held:

Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 1 p.m.
at Cook-Walden Funeral Home
14501 North IH-35
Pflugerville, TX, 78660
512-251-4118

If you attend services, please do NOT wear black. We would love for you to wear something bright and cheery. We are not mourning Max’s death, but rather celebrating the life he lived.

If you cannot attend the services but would like to do something to remember or pay respects to him, we ask that you take a moment of your time on Monday and release some blue balloons. Also, if you could post a picture on Team Max, they would appreciate it.

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Comments

  1. My heart is broken… prayers for everyone. I wish I had something more eloquent to say…

  2. Whitney Dupuis says:

    I cannot imagine their grief. My heart is completely broken for them, and I cry for them and with them this morning. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around them, comfort them, and hold them.

  3. He must have been too beautiful for earth. I’m so sorry for their loss. I pray they find peace.

  4. Heartbreaking! His family will be in my thoughts & prayers this week.

  5. I am so sorry.

  6. Thanks for sharing this news. I’ve been reading her blog ever since you shared it and hoping for the best. I’m glad he isn’t on pain anymore.

  7. Thank you for sharing. My daughter and her club, Grace Girls, sent him a stack of birthday post cards from southern California. I hope he got to enjoy them. We will keep his family in our prayers.

  8. SoCalMomof4 says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful little guy’s blog and keeping us connected around the world.
    My daughter (also part of Grace Girls) and I love reading your updates and most of all, love seeing the love your family has for Max.
    My heart breaks for you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. So sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to lose young people, especially to cancer! 🙁

  10. Praying for comfort for the family!! (((((Hugs)))))

  11. We have been following Jedi Maxs story and it saddens us deeply that someone so young has left this Earth way to early before he even had a chance to experience life. But it is amazing how he touched so many lives and hearts the short time he was here. He did make a BIG difference in so many ways, which is truly a wonderful legacy.

  12. It has been such a sad few weeks, a local man was murdered for his truck, the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma and now Max losing his brave fight. Words can not express the sorrow I feel. I have an 11 yr old son, and I couldn’t imagine going through a loss like this. She has an incredible friend in you who can help her in the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years ahead. Grief is a long and varied path that unfortunately we have all had to travel at moments in our lives. However Max will never leave their hearts or minds.
    love to all
    Jill

  13. I am so heartbroken to read this news. I am so, so sorry for Max’s entire family for their loss.

    My fiance lost his father to this same type of brain tumor 3 years, and his materal grandfather to the same thing 15 years ago. So we definately decided Max was someone we wanted to keep in mind.

    Oddly enough I was out earlier today before I read this and I bought a few Angry Birds Starwars things for the package we planned on sending to Max…Rest in Peace buddy.

  14. This makes me want to go hug my babies so hard…it can’t be easy easy losing a child…I guess God needed him more. He had such a sweet angel face.

  15. What a cute kid with such a sweet smile. It is hard to believe he is gone. My condolences to you, your son, and Max’s family.
    Thanks you for sharing him with us, if even for a moment…..

  16. I’m sooo sorry to hear that. I can’t even imagine what it feels like to lose a child. I had my neighbour, who had travelled to St Louis for 2 weeks pick up some cards for Max, since our town isn’t really post card worthy. Not sure if I should send or hold off now…

  17. So sorry to hear … May Max be forever in your hearts… and may the angels watch over him , ” Rest In Paradise” Forever Young <3 Thoughts with his family and friends … Mel from Australia xx

  18. What a terrible, horrible loss. Such a beautiful boy and soul. Much love to them and all of your who love them too.

  19. I’m so very sorry to hear this. I sent Max a postcard a couple of weeks ago, but I’m not sure if it would have arrived in time. But how lovely that he did get so many and felt loved. Sincere condolences to all.

  20. I knew it was coming, but it still hurts to hear. It happened so fast, so sad.

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