(LOS ANGELES) -- Max Page was the star of the most popular Super Bowl commercial of 2011, even though no one ever saw his face. As little Darth Vader in an ad for Volkswagen, Page used the force to start his dad's car and skyrocket to stardom.
Now, the 7-year-old actor, who appears on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, is mustering all the courage he has to undergo open heart surgery on Thursday.
Page was born with a congenital heart defect and has already undergone eight surgeries, according to theyoungandtherestless.com. Thursday's surgery will repair a hole in his heart and replace his pulmonary valve.
Page is not just a patient, but also a Junior Ambassador for the hospital he has been coming to for treatment since he was an infant.
"If you use your force and dream big, you can achieve anything. We may be small but we are mighty," Page tells other patients, according to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Max is expected to be in the hospital for five days following the surgery.
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