Reporting Tony Zazza
The flu epidemic this year was nothing that anybody expected. The earlier and severe flu season has been making national headlines. While it’s not unusual to hear about flu-related fatalities among the very young or very old, but the seriousness hits home when a healthy, athletic teenager succumbs to flu-related complications.
Max Schwolert was a healthy teenager, on the golf team at Flower Mound Marcus High School, played basketball with friends at church, and was playing in the snow just days before Christmas with his family in Wisconsin. He seemed better after coming down with the flu but became severely ill shortly thereafter. The flu had taken a toll on his immune system, opening the door for pneumonia and a staph infection. Max’s life was cut short by the double punch of the flu and the secondary infections.
Max’s parents Mel and Tom Schwolert are honoring their son’s memory by spreading the message to “Love To The Max.” You can show your Love To The Max at a fundraiser tonight in Lewisville at Tierney’s Cafe & Tavern, 208 E Main Street, from 5PM to 8PM. You’ll be able to purchase tickets at the door. There will be food, “Love To The Max” tshirts for sale, raffles and silent auctions. All proceeds go to the Love To The Max fund at Faith Lutheran Church.
Hear Max’s parents, Mel & Tom, chat with Tony Zazza this morning about Love To The Max.
Find out more about Max Schwolert and Love To The Max by visiting lovetothemax.org.