Mashed Potatoes for Breakfast chronicles Max Mikulak's life during relapsed neuroblastoma. A photojournalism collaboration between professional photographer Deb Schwedhelm and Max's parents, the goal with this project is to raise awareness and ultimately drive action to make sure that Max and other children like him live to see adulthood.
Where it all began.
It was December 17th, 2007. The day I first met Max, to photograph Max and Sam for photographs for upcoming Magic Water Project publicity projects. I was only with Max for about 15 minutes but I knew there was something magical about him, in just that short bit of time.
When I did these photographs, I never imagined I'd be seeing Max again so soon.