Volkswagen Little Vader's Heart Surgery Was A Success

Max Page, the 7-year-old actor who played a mini Darth Vader in Volkswagen's 2011 Superbowl spot, has emerged from open heart surgery better than new. The two-hour operation corrected a congenital heart condition that had left the mini Sith with a faulty pulmonary valve and a hole in his heart since infancy.

Doctors said they expect him to make a full recovery within a few months, and the child actor's ordeal even provided an added bonus.

Page's heart is expected to be in better condition than ever before, but his family also used the surgery as a way to raise money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. With acting credits in The Young and the Restless and Prime Suspect, Page is well enough known to be an apt poster boy for the hospital.

After he recovers, we're sure he'll do great things, although probably not on the dark side of the force.

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