I have been fighting brain cancer since I was three years old. I am 18 years old and on the day of my 10th-year cancer-free anniversary, I was diagnosed with my 4th tumor. All my treatments have taken place at Mott Hospital at the University of Michigan and I want to give back to the community that has given me so much. Please help me and all the other patients, young and old, who are battling brain cancer. 100% of all your donations go directly to brain cancer research. Join me for a great cause.

~ Max Merget


When Max was three, he was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumor that was the size of a grapefruit. The location of the tumor put him at high risk for complications after surgery such as brain damage, loss of coordination and speech impairments.  U of M, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital was the first in the state to have 3-D computer technology that navigates a surgeon through the intricate parts of a person's brain. Without this advanced 3-D surgery, doctors wouldn't have been able to remove Max's tumor. Not only has Max survived cancer but he lives life to the fullest.

    Tumor then; an all star in the making now!


    Max's Surgeon Speaks






“I don’t know who I would be without cancer but I love who I am with it.”