Max Page, the 8-year-old actor who in 2011 starred as "Little Vader" for
Volkswagen in one of the most memorable Super Bowl ads ever, is using the force for good.
He's scheduled to appear at a Saturday gala where he'll donate some money he's made from commercials to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center of Laguna Hills,
where he was born with a congenital heart defect.
Born via emergency C-section at the medical center with what is known as Tetralogy of Fallot, the boy spent a week in intensive care there and went on to undergo eight surgeries, including open-heart surgery in Los Angeles last June to replace a valve.
He'll join his family at the gala in kicking off a fundraiser for a $40,000 "Giraffe Omnibed"–which converts from an incubator to a radiant warmer so critically ill newborns don't have to move from bed to bed–for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
"All babies need to have a good life," Page tells NBC4 News. "This is one way to save them."
The force is strong with this one.