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Realy To Honor People Like Max


Young Max Whitmire died in October of 2005 after battling cancer.(Courtesy photo)

Sherry and Kelly Joe Whitmire know first-hand the devastation cancer can cause.

The Transylvania County couple's youngest son, Max, was diagnosed with cancer three weeks before his fourth birthday.

"We went out of town during fall break 2004. It was about a 5-hour car ride and on the way back when we stopped to eat, Max was asleep in his car seat," Sherry said.

"When I woke him up, he said his side was hurting. I kind of blew it off thinking he had been slumped over a little too long to that side, and I figured it was just sore from the ride. This was Sunday evening. Monday evening he star...

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