My family has always been really close with the Marvin family. From the day we moved up there our families clicked, we became good friends and always hung out together. I saw Max, who was also in my class, every day and got to know him pretty well over the past six years. Max is like no other kid his age. There wasn’t a friendlier smile to be greeted with. No matter the age, Max was always there to make someone, if not everyone, smile. He was a class clown but also the kind of guy who’d help you out in any situation. Max was someone that always saw the light in every day. When I was struggling in high school he was always there to talk to about it. And, even in college, he would be the first to ask “How are you?”, and he would seriously mean it. I miss Max every day and constantly think of something that could’ve been said or done to change the past. Anyone who knew Max misses him deeply, and that is why the Max Foundation and bringing awareness of mental health to Warroad is so important. The Max Foundation is something so special, it will be a project that hits so close and makes such a positive influence for the kids in Warroad. Mental health affects a lot of people, and making sure it is talked about and awareness is brought to it will benefit the town and the people of Warroad tremendously.
High School Friend