7-Year-Old Heart Transplant Recipient Treasures Gift From Patriots

CBS BOSTON | Paul Burton
Max Johnson holding football signed by Tom Brady (WBZ-TV)
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s truly amazing the lasting effect a simple small gift can have on a child. Just ask Max Johnson, he keeps his gift close to his heart. “My football. It’s signed by Tom Brady,” Max said.

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and in 2013 had to undergo a heart transplant. “They took my heart and they put a new one in,” Max said.

When he was in the hospital the family got a surprise visit from the New England Patriots front office. “And said he was very good friend of Robert Kraft and had a gift bag which had a signed football from Tom Brady,” Max’s mom Nicole Johnson said. Continue reading

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