Runner Spotlight: Maxim Ustinov

Tewksbury, MA

In 2017, at just one-month-old, Maxim Ustinov faced major heart surgery. He was born with a congenital heart defect known as a “ventricular septal defect” meaning there was a hole in the wall between the two lower chambers of his heart. Thankfully the surgery was a success, and at age 6 Max decided he wanted to join Healthy Kids Running Series. The race was not just a physical challenge for Max, but a celebration of his journey and the support he had received. His mother says, “Max might not have come in first, but he was a hero in our eyes.” Healthy Kids Running Series is honored to spotlight Max during American Heart Month! 

Congratulations Maxim! We are so glad to have been a part of your #GetUpAndGo journey! 


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