Max's Krazy Kar Kapers

Sorry, nothing much to say today. Missing Max incredibly.

The previous Mig-23 Tigershark drawing of Max made a couple of, well, let's just say "immature" readers of this blog giggle a bit at the joyous smiles of the two pilots as they flew faster than the speed of sound while blasting their enemies to smithereens (sounds like a parent's view of good chemo). So in the spirit of showing a bit more of the twisted mind of Max, a selection taken from Max's last birthday card to Melissa, just this past May. The other two illustrations were of Max and mommy buying a video game for Max, together. And the two of them eating ice cream cones and watching TV together.


Casey said...

I stumbled across Max's blog...I to have a 7 year old named Max. But we are in reverse rolls, I have Leukemia so it is my Max that has to come visit me in the hosp. Good luck and I hope you will get better soon. You can check out my blog at caseynish.blogspot.com

Good luck

Paul Maley said...

This is Paul Maley - Sam Hutchison's Uncle (Margot's brother). I have been following Max's journey through Margot for a long time and I want to add my sympathies and condolences to the many that have already been expressed.
I think that most parents can't really bring themselves to imagine what it would be like to lose a child for more than a millisecond - simply too overwhelming. I don't claim to be much different, but I guess I think about it pretty regularly because of Sam. There really isn't anything I can say that is going to offer much comfort. We just want you to know that our family here in Australia is thinking of you and we are so terribly sad that you have lost your beautiful little boy.
We hope that you can comfort each other and take some joy & comfort from family & friends.
So very sorry.
Paul, Kari, Marty, Anneli & Finnbar

Randee said...

Just want you to know I continue to visit Max's blog at least twice a day. I am so happy to see new pics and Max's art. I am pretty sure he's the one in the back on the gun--what do you think? Max continues to be a constant in my mind each day--his picture on my screen saver at work and at home. Sometimes I smile and sometimes I tear up--I always remember as I look into those precious eyes and see his warm, cute smile what is important and that puts purpose in my day. Live live to the Max!!!!! One step at a time, one day at a time and never, no matter what, never, never give up!! Thank Max for everything you gave and continue to give. God's Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of Max singing Ring of Fire yesterday and I love the new look of your blog. It was so sweet the way he sang "fire" with a slight "w" sound "fiyow". Don't need to tell you guys how much he is missed.

Anonymous said...

I like seeing the continuing celebration of Max. And I feel for you loss -- I know its beyond words.



Shannon B. said...

I love seeing Max's smile and pure joy on the skateboard ramp...forever seven. Feeling your sadness and loss. xo, shannon

Bree said...

Hi Guys! We too miss Max. You all continue to be in our constant thoughts and prayers!

Thank you for the posts-it makes my day to see the art work and the pictures of sweet Max!

Much Love,

Anonymous said...

That beautiful smile on Max's face! He is wearing his favorite shirt, too! Thank you for sharing his drawings... they bring so much of Max to us. We miss him.

Love, Nana

Anonymous said...

I love that you are sharing Max's drawings! This one shows a special story. The brave and strong mommy courageously blasting away while delivering her guy to the finish line. He knew what you were made of and that you would fight for him to the end. What a wonderfully special boy!

I am humbled by your strength and spirit. Even in this season of mourning you are guiding US. God knew what he was doing when he loaned Max to you.

I am so sorry for your loss... What can I say... You are in my thoughts and prayers. The entire Pueblo joins me in sending you a great big group hug.
xo Cindy

San Diego Mom said...

LOVE the new welcoming picture on the blog. So vibrant, so happy, great picture that captures excitement Max had that day. I'm smiling and crying at the same time. S

Anonymous said...

I too LOVE the new picture on Max's blog..his special smile..happy...and being a 7 year old kid! It made me smile and cry at the same time. Sending you a huge HUG!!! xo Linny

Karter and Kamryn's Adventures! said...


I am another who stumbled across Max's blog. I am so thankful I did. We have a 3.5 year old that has been dealing with some health issues and a cancer scare over the last year. Being able to read about you guys and pray for you has been such a blessing for us. I have never met you in person but feel like I know your hearts well. I appreciate your willingness to share. It helps. I keep praying for you guys. So does my son each night before bed. There are no words to take away your pain. We lost our first son at birth and I remember people almost avoiding us. It seemed better for people to just recognize your grief rather than pretend it away or avoid it! I am so thankful your posts again. I have loved getting to know your special boy, (your other two are precious too!).

In His Grips!

Steph from CA (Bay Area)

Anonymous said...

Andy, I'm thinking I should bring you Max's spelling book. I'm sure there are some lessons about c and k. Creative spelling aside, I always love Max's artwork. Keep posting it. The headline photo isn't too bad either! :) Glad you're using it! Don't worry about having much to say; the little vignettes and artwork speak to hearts. xolisa

Anonymous said...

To Max's family:
I only know Max through words, pictures, a view videos. But he is a child I will never forget. I know it seems silly but my family went to Chili's tonight and wrote, CURE NEUROBLASTOMA! WE MISS YOU MAX! I just wanted you to know people everywhere wish you nothing but peace.

Anonymous said...

Melissa and Andy,

Thanks for sharing these great drawings Max drew. What a bright kid! We are thinking of you all...hoping you are doing okay, knowing that this is a difficult time for you.

Laura and Andy Bermudez

Anonymous said...

What a great artist! The photo made me smile and the drawings made me chuckle. Great that the kids found something they cherish to put in Max's chair.

Thanks for sharing Andy. Hope you, Melissa, Hannah, and Nikky are all do well.


Anonymous said...

Just a note for you to know we are many who continue to come back to Max blog. Thank you for your generosity sharing this wonderful memories. The drawings are terrific. Good material for a Comic Book inspired by Max our little hero. Our thougths are with you,
Sincerly, The Aguilars.

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