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family has been living a nightmare for the past year after their son got sick
with the flu.
Matuszewski-Clark says she prays every night that one day her son Max will be
able to walk again. After he got the flu a year ago, Max's life came screeching
to a halt.
went to wake him up," Mary explained. "He was unresponsive. His arms and legs
were ice cold, he was having difficulty breathing."
once-health 17-year-old spent the next 48 days in a coma. He is now in a
could this have happened? And how could it be so bad?" Mary asked. "For about
four months he had his eyes closed. It was just, ‘Where's my son? I lost my
has acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a rare immune condition that
inflames the brain and spinal cord. ADEM usually occurs following a viral
infection. It could take several years before Max is back on his feet.
"I just kept saying, ‘You gonna be okay, Max,'"
she said. "I had faith the whole time that God would get us through this and
heal him and we would make it. And that's what's happening, little by little,
he's coming back and we're grateful to God for that."
says it takes hours to get Max to and from physical therapy, but a
wheelchair-accessible van would make things easier.
Have a Heart for Max Clark benefit will be held Feb. 8 at the Center for
Alternative Physical Therapy. Donations will pay for a van. Donations can also
be made at any Key Bank – mention the Mary Clark Fund.