Max's Cast for a Cure

Max was the most beautiful, gentle natured boy we could ever have wished for.

Born in August 2015 he was the apple of our eye. He would just light up the world with his big grin, laugh and cheeky nature.

At 19 months we noticed subtle changes, and our world was turned upside down.

We took him to a paediatrician who luckily sent us for a MRI pretty quickly. And before we knew it our world came crashing down and we were told our son has a brain tumour the size of a lemon around his brainstem.

We will never forget being taken into that small room to be told our beautiful, perfect son had Brain Cancer- an Ependymoma.

Max soldiered through surgery and months of treatments. He had to be tube fed for 5 months and had to learn to walk, talk and swallow again.  

He had 3 magical cancer-free years and thrived in every way possible. 

He welcomed 2 little sisters who he absolutely adored – he was a dream big brother doting over his sisters. He went to preschool and lived a very normal happy active childhood.

In December 2020 the cancer returned. There weren’t any viable treatment options available.


Max passed away on Mother’s Day 9th May 2021 at 5yrs 9 months.

Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease. 

We need to change this.

We’re determined to make a difference.

For Max.

Max’s Legacy

Max absolutely loved fishing and we wanted honour our beautiful courageous boy.

We started Max’s Cast for a Cure Fishing Competition in Darwin has raised $40,000 so far to support vital brain cancer research.

We chose to support the research through The Brain Cancer Centre because of the incredible work Professor Misty Jenkins and her team are undertaking with Car T therapy for Ependymoma. We really want to see some progress that can soon be applied to children fighting this disease. 

You can help bring hope to kids & families affected by this awful disease.


Help us create a future where no family has to lose someone they love to brain cancer.