Photo courtesy of Linda Salazar WatsonMax beams in his photo with Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski. ■ By Carolyn Straub / Contributed Some kids dream of becoming a TV star, a sports hero or an astronaut. Max Salazar pictured himself serving in the U.S. Navy, or working for Lockheed Space Systems, like his grandfather does. But at age 11, his wishes took a backseat when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)—an aggressive blood and bone marrow cancer. The onset can mimic the flu, so doctors missed Max’s first symptoms. His severe headaches continued; in February 2013, he was admitted to Loma Linda’s Pediatric ICU in critical condition. Inflamed gums and aching

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