Blue Valley North community rallies behind retired drama teacher Max Brown, raises $18K for medical bills

A former student of Max Brown, a retired Blue Valley North drama teacher, spearheaded a recent online fundraising effort that brought in more than $15,000 to help cover Brown's medical expenses at an Overland Park rehabilitation center. Image via Max Brown's Facebook page.

When Julie Danielson learned that one of her biggest inspirations in life was in need of help, she jumped into action as quickly as possible.

A former student of Max Brown, a retired drama teacher who worked at Blue Valley North High School for 32 years, Danielson was able to spearhead a fundraiser that brought in more than $15,000 over just two days to help cover Brown’s medical expenses.