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September 16, 2015

Five-year-old CHOP patient and sister create 'Hearts 4 Hemophilia' calendar

Iron Max was diagnosed with Hemophilia A as a baby

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Max Levy was diagnosed with hemophilia A as a baby.

Two South Jersey kids are raising money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) by selling a calendar they created for a special cause.

Max Levy, 5, was diagnosed with Hemophilia A as a baby and has been a patient at CHOP for most of his life. Each year, he and his 8-year-old sister Zoe put together a charity event picking brackets during March Madness.

This year, they took their fundraising to the next level, with their own Hearts 4 Hemophilia calendar.

Zoe recruited some of her friends to take the photos for the calendar to help raise awareness and money for hemophilia research.

"Max has had hemophilia his whole life," Zoe says in a note posted on their CHOP donation page. "We found out about it when he was 9 months old, and he had to wear a helmet every day for three years.  Just last year he got a port — a metal disk in his chest, like Iron Man. Now we call him Iron Max."

Zoe and Max are going door to door selling the calendars in Voorhees, as are their friends around the country. Calendars can also be ordered online once a donation is made to CHOP.

CBSPhilly reports that the kids have raised almost $6,000 for CHOP.

Iron Max is thankful for the support.

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