4 year old Max Rice draws monsters that attack cancer...
Max Rice draws monsters that attack cancer.
The 4-year-old Edmonton boy's works are being sold by his mother to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada and a 3-year-old friend with leukemia.
"We don't always like to see SCARY art, do we?" Max's mom, Julie Rohr, wrote on a site that sells the works. "Some of these monsters look downright angry. But that's how we FEEL when we hear about this monster, cancer, attacking our friends and neighbours and family members. So maybe it's okay to see something ANGRY once in a while to remind us to stand behind these people in support as they fight their battles with cancer."
The sketches sell for a suggested $10 for "monster magnets," $20 for "monster prints" and $35 for "monster canvas" pieces.
Max's original 50 pieces sold out, the Edmonton Sun reported. Julie Rohr told The Huffington Post that Max's beastly works already surpassed $6,000 in sales as of Thursday.
"His original goal was $1,100, and I told him that was too ambitious for a 4-year-old," she said. "He adjusted his goal to $1,000 dollars, but we reached that in the first 20 hours of the campaign!"
Max learned about cancer when his grandfather died from melanoma, Rohr said. After family friend Kyla was diagnosed with leukemia right after Kyla's mother, Amber MacNeil, was treated for a brain tumor, Max and his mom moved into action.
"It's humbling to think that someone would want to do that for us," Amber MacNeil told the CBC in the segment above.
For Max's part, his mother said to the Sun: "He's happy that we're able to help."