On August 28, 2010 at the historic Provo Academy Library The Ahlmans held a charitable book signing event. This event featured the illustrated children’s book Being Different. All proceeds were donated to the Takeit2theMax foundation to help little Max Petty’s in his battle with Leukemia. (also visit: www.battleforbubby.com)
What started out as a labor of love within the Ahlman family, quickly spread to perfect strangers. At the drop of a hat Press Media donated the printing services, so that 100% of the sales of the book could go directly to the foundation.
In addition to Being Different, there was a limited quantity of their other books on hand for the authors and illustrators to sign. Joseph, Wendy, Amanda, Summer, Susanne, and Roxanna were all there. Max who was undergoing his last session of Chemotherapy was unable to attend the entire event, but showed up at the end as a delightful surprise for all. He remains in good spirits, and is an inspiration to everyone.
We'd like to thank all who attended the event and contributed to the cause. A special thanks goes out to Wendy Ahlman who organized the entire event, as well as Sue petty (Max's grandmother), Craig petty, (Max's father), and Tiffany (Max's mother) for all of their help.