Amity Township, Pa. (WTXF) - You can call him mayor. He might just be the youngest around. At 12 years old he's already gone through so much. Mavrik Laxton has been battling a severe heart condition most of his life. But Wednesday, he led Amity Township as mayor.
Our Hank Flynn went to meet him and came away a changed man.
The kid has a big spirit considering he’s been in and out of hospitals for most of his young life. He has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and he needs a new heart. His mom, Kim, says prospects are not good.
"Unfortunately, he is too sick for a transplant that was the plan to get him a new heart and that’s not going to happen. So we’re just going to make him happy and he’s going to be mayor. He doesn't really know how sick he is – but he’s a sick little boy," she said.
Friends call him 'The Mayor' anyway so it was a thunderous motorcade of police cars, fire trucks and motorcycles that delivered Mavrik to Amity Town Hall. There they made it official.
Mayor Mavrik got himself a new sweatshirt, certificates and he led the crowd in a dab or two. He also held court like any good mayor would. CJ Santangelo and his A-Team Charities were there. They had a successful fundraiser for Mav last year. He says he loves the kid because he lives for today.