Maddox Yo Han Truitt
May 24, 2003-January 21, 2021

Maddox passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of January 21. He was laying on Mater, holding his mom’s hand and singing Scandinavian songs.
Maddox was born in Chung Cheong Nam Do, South Korea, and arrived home in Kansas, January 30, 2004.

Maddox was the rarest of gifts, a shooting star that burned across our sky far too quickly. He had such a thirst for knowledge that it was often exhausting. He loved firefighters and Abraham Lincoln, fajitas, and Dolly Parton, and there was not a museum on the planet that he wanted to miss. He represented the MDA, Make A Wish, and Variety because he believed ALL kids should have the same opportunities. He loved to be interviewed on television and the radio– and the rest of us waited with baited breath to see what he would say.
Maddox had a magnetic personality, the best smile, and a laugh that would bring everyone in the room to tears. He loved life and he lived life. We ask everyone to not even take the little things for granted- Maddox did not. Live your life, laugh at the rain, seek knowledge, and find adventure in everything.

Maddox is survived by his dog July, his brother Jackson and his parents Tracey and Nancy of Leawood, KS; His grandparents John and Diana Czak of Henderson, NV and Tom and Carolyn Truitt of Omaha, NE; his Aunt Jen Czak and Uncle Aubrey Laurence of Houston, TX; his cousins Wistrom, Annie, Nola, and Embry Herfordt and their parents Tiffani and Nick of Omaha, NE; his cousin Skylyn Smith of Las Vegas, NV; his cousin Jasey Truitt and her parents Todd and Linda of Phoenix, AZ; and his cousins Hayden Whitaker, and Indy and Winter Bizek and their parents Summer and Jim of Hudson, FL. Maddox is also survived by many, many friends whom we consider family. Thank you to all that loved him, you helped give him an amazing life and we couldn’t love you anymore for it.

Fly, fly little wing, fly where only angels sing. Escape the sorrow and the pain and fly again. The moon will rise, the sun will set- but none of us will forget.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Neuromuscular Access Initiative at or M Power DKC through Venmo at @MpowerDKC

There will be a visitation Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 5-7 at Christ Community Church 14200 Kenneth Rd. Leawood, Kansas 66224. A celebration of Maddox’s life will follow Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 11 am at the same location. Due to COVID, seating will be limited.  The registration link is  The service will be live-streamed at the Signature Funerals Facebook page at.    Additional Guidance for church attendance:   Masks are required for both the visitation and the service. There is no reservation required for the visitation.

*Dress for both is informal, we ask that you please wear something that reminds you of Maddox. His favorite color was blue, he loved the Chiefs and KC Wolf and he loved Camp Milton. Please choose something that would make him smile.


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