A boy with hemophilia has been included as a character in the latest Iron Man comic.
Max Levy of Voorhees, has been raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has hemophilia, and he’s a big fan of Iron Man. Now he has been honored in a way most fans could only dream of.
When Max needed surgery to implant a port in his chest, his father, Dan Levy, explained in a way the 5-year-old could understand.
“I said, ‘That metal disc he had in his chest? You’re going to get one of those,’” Dan said. “And I’ll remember it for the rest of my life, he said, ‘I get to be Iron Man?!’”
Friends and family started calling him Iron Max. He needed the port for medication for his hemophilia, a genetic disorder that prevents blood from clotting. Any injury can be life-threatening.
“It’s sometimes difficult to let him just be a normal kid,” Dan said.
Max and his 8-year-old sister Zoe created a calendar called Hearts 4 Hemophilia. Selling it door to door, they raised more than $7,500 for CHOP.
Now there’s even more good news for Max. When Marvel Comics heard about Iron Max, they drew him into the latest edition of the “Invincible Iron Man” comic book, dressed in an Iron Man suit.
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