Max Hall has been awarded ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ for showing bravery and determination every day since he was born. Max was struck down with pneumococcal meningitis when he was a toddler which caused him to have a stroke and left him with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Doctors later found that Max has an immune deficiency and he now takes a daily dose of penicillin to prevent bacterial infections. Earlier this year, he also ended up in hospital for surgery on his leg.
On top of this, Max has also had to cope with the challenges that come with being part of an Armed Forces family. Max’s Dad often serves away from home and has spent numerous months deployed overseas on military operations.
Max’s Mum, Rebecca, nominated him for the award and comments: “Max is one of the most inspiring little boys you will likely have the pleasure to meet. He’s always incredibly brave when we have to go to the doctors or the hospital and he takes everything in his stride. When his Dad goes away, Max obviously misses him like crazy, but he also tells me he is the man of the house and wants to look after me and his little sister. He is just a really happy, fun little guy who loves life and doesn’t let anything get him down. We are so proud of our little trooper.”
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “Max has had to cope with so much in his five years of life and we think he deserves to be recognised for his bravery, strength and determination at such a young age. That’s why we’ve named him our Little Trooper of the Month and are sending him a medal for him to wear with pride. Max, you really are a special little trooper!”
Max will receive a medal, certificate and a £50 voucher from Little Troopers.