May The Force be with 7-year-old Max Page, the adorable kid from the 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial, as he checks into the Children's Hospital Los Angeles today. Max has a congenital heart defect, and today he'll have a hole in his heart fixed and his pulmonary valve replaced.
Max's mother Jennifer says that Max is "very sad" he'll spend the summer resting and recovering instead of playing baseball, golf and traveling. He asked her to "fun up" the house. So Max, his mom and his brother Els have redesigned each room "with a theme, special rules and secret codes."
In the Library (Els Room) we have to read with flashlights. On Whisper Lane (the hallway) you have to whisper. Going up the stairs you have to sing "Take me out to the ball game". The most favorite is the garage-Explode Zone-science experiments and art projects, the messier the better.
Jennifer also says:
Last night, I wanted to make sure he was doing as well as he seemed. He said, "Mom I don't have a choice. I have to go through it. I don't like it and it's still scary-but I have to. So I think I might as well go through it with a good attitude." So as we hop on Max's coattails to go on this ride-we too, shall do it with a good attitude.