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Michigan High School Senior With Brain Cancer Turns Graduation Party Into Fundraiser

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MAX MERGET
Max Merget, an 18-year-old high school senior with brain cancer, turned his graduation party into a fundraiser to collect money for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. | Courtesy of Plymouth-Canton Patch

Max Merget is no stranger to beating the odds -- the 18-year-old Salem High School senior has battled brain cancer four times in his young life.

Max was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma -- a large malignant tumor in the dominant, left side of brain at 3 years old. He underwent surgery and treatment at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. The tumor came back a year later when he was 4-years-old and again at age 7. Then, after 10 years of being cancer free, doctors found a small pea-size tumor in Max's brain this past January.

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