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Toledo Teen needs help on the road to recovery

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An amazing story of courage,dedication and love. After spending more than a month in a coma, a Toledo teen is now on the long road to recovery and you can help make that happen. Max Clark was 17 years old when he got the flu. He was a straight a student working on his Eagle Scout project. Instead of spending several days in bed recovering, he ended up in a coma for 48 days. He was diagnosed with ADEM, a condition that attacks the brain and spinal cord.

He spent 8 months in the hospital and is now going through physical therapy and rehabilitation. Mary Clark says there's a fundraiser this weekend to help get her son Max a special van."We need a wheelchair accessible van to get him to his appointments. Right now he is going to therapy three times a week and it takes about four hours round trip because we often have to wait awhile after the appointments to get a ride home and it can be exhausting for both Max and me. "

Mary has found a used van that will cost about $8,000. You can help them get that van by going to Have a Heart for Max Clark benefit this Saturday. It will be at the center for alternative physical therapy on Reynolds road from 11-6. If you can't make it to the event you can also make a donation on line. Visit Have a HEART for Max Clark Benefit on Facebook for more information. 

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