Y&R Star Amelia Heinle Tweets a Request for Prayers for an Ex-Co-Star


Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman, “The Young and the Restless”) took to social media to ask fans and followers for help for ex-co-star Max Page (ex-Reed Hellstrom). The actor who played a young Reed Hellstrom (Max Page) is undergoing a procedure to treat a congenital health condition

A Beautiful Heart

Heinle Tweeted a plea for her social media followers to think of and pray for the young actor. He is undergoing a procedure to fix a congenital heart defect. This is another in numerous procedures he has had since he was three months old. Scroll down to see her Twitter request and pic with the adorable actor.

Luke, I Am Your (Little) Father

Page played Reed Hellstrom on “The Young and the Restless” starting in 2009. He is Victoria’s son with TJ Hellstrom played by her off-screen husband, Thad Luckinbill. Reed left Genoa City in 2016, was SORAS-ed, and recently returned as a surly teenager. He is now played by Tristan Lake Leabu.

To non-Y&R and soap fans, Page is best known for his portrayal of a pint-sized Darth Vader in a Volkswagen ad. The commercial appeared during the 2011 Super Bowl. But before that, a longer version debuted on YouTube and garnered eight million views before it’s television airing.

A Full Life of Ahead of Him

Page was born with a rare heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. He had a pacemaker installed to ensure his heart continues to beat at regular intervals. His doctors told People magazine in 2015 that they expect him to be able to lead a normal life with proper care for the condition. Fortunately, he continues to get just that.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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