I first met Max when TJ Oshie brought me up to the annual Warroad golf tournament. I was greeted by Max and Izzy when we first got there. Max and Iz were my fishing guides for the day and for my first time actually fishing for more than a few hours. I had a blast with him. We both jumped in the lake even though it was pretty cold but we had fun with it. The next year he got his own boat and was my fishing guide again, and of course it was a fun time. Max always had a smile on his face and we always had some good laugh. We formed a pretty good friendship over a couple years. I was heartbroken when I got the news about Max. Mental wellness is something that a lot of people fight. It’s okay to get help. I believe mental wellness needs more attention to help others in this world that are struggling.