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Mini Darth Vader uses force for good - CNN.com -
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"These days the boy behind the Vader mask is strictly using his force for good. Max Page, the 8-year-old actor who stole audience's hearts in the 2011 Volkswagen ad, was born with a rare congenital heart defect and has undergone eight surgeries, most recently last summer. But his medical problems haven't dampened his spirit. As head of the Junior Ambassadors Program for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Max has dedicated much of his young life to raising awareness and funds for other kids in need. Or as he says, "It's the first time Darth Vader's been good, so that might be a little change."" -
The vivacious youngster regularly speaks and campaigns for Children's Hospital Los Angeles as well as smaller organizations such as Saving Tiny Hearts in Chicago. Max also visits children in the hospital and has become something of a role model. He takes his responsibility seriously since he also looks up to someone -- snowboarder Shaun White. He has yet to meet the Olympic gold medalist, but he says he will have a lot of questions when he does. -
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