We at MaxLove Brand, are in a constant state of awe and admiration for the fierce fighters who we are honored to know. This week we are excited introduce you to a fighter that is truly from out of this world, SuperKid Luke.
When Luke was three years old, his mother found a lump in his leg. Suddenly, Luke’s parents found themselves in a whirlwind of tests and scans, and within two days, the diagnosis was clear: Luke had Stage 4 Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS).
Luke’s journey, painfully similar to many children battling cancer, was not an easy road to recovery. At only three years old, he endured a 54 week treatment protocol, which was extended to 70 weeks due to complications. This protocol included many rounds of chemotherapy, and six weeks of daily radiation that required sedation each time. Luke kept his chin held high and battled onwards, even when his treatment was continually delayed due to bacterial infections and low blood counts.
Luke left his parents in awe and admiration for him, as he impressed everyone with his determination and resiliency throughout his treatment. Luke never told his parents or doctors “no”, throughout his treatment. The only thing he fought was his cancer, and he continued fighting until he kicked his cancer’s butt.
Now a thriving nine-year-old, Luke is cancer free. He loves everything Star Wars, from having light saber duels with his younger brother, to building space ships with Legos. He enjoys watching Star Wars movies with his family, reading books, and playing outside and on the beach. Luke even served as a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Ambassador of 2013, inspiring SuperKids all over as they travel their own path to recovery. Luke reminds us of Luke Skywalker, and not just because of his name. This fierce fighter knows what a tough battle looks like, and he fights on.
Luke Skywalker would be proud of you, Luke, and we are honored just to know you.
Today Luke remains cancer free and wishes for all kids diagnosed with cancer, “May the Force be with you!” We hope that this textured tweed knit beanie keeps you warm as you wander the land of Hoth in the outer galaxies.
To learn more about Luke’s story, visit his St. Baldrick’s Foundation page.