Seriously ill Winnipeg boy gets ultimate shopping spree

Winnipeg boy with rare genetic disorder participates in the 3-Minute Dash at Toys "R" Us Tuesday morning. Global News/Rudi Pawlychyn

WINNIPEG — A four-year-old Winnipeg boy with a rare genetic disorder received an opportunity of a lifetime at Toys “R” Us Tuesday morning.

It’s called the 3-Minute Dash, in which Max was able to fill his cart with as many toys as possible within three minutes.

Max, who had eight holes repaired in his heart and over 20 surgeries to repair scaring in his trachea, was treated to the event in celebration of his birthday.

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The  3-Minute Dash is put on by the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Toys “R” Us, as part of a yearly initiative spanning across the country.

“Max is going to get a thrill of a lifetime to zoom around the store… and pack as many presents in his cart as possible,”  Brian Bringolf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation said.

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“I heard the secret scoop is that he wants Hot Wheels so he can play with his brother.”





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