Maximus C.

Little Maximus, named “for his strength and for everything he’s been through,” was born on July 23, 2012, and passed away on October 10, 2012. He was the brave little son of Kara and Brandon. Maximus was born with cystic hygroma—a large mass wrapped around his neck. “The thing I loved most,” his mother says, “was he recognized our voices, since his eyes were closed.”

Maximus’s parents would like to thank Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Tears Foundation for their care and support.