When my wife Mallory and I met Max, we knew he was a very special kid. Mature beyond his years, an infectious smile and an attitude that was over the top. Max was the kind of kid that you would want your kids to hang with and no doubt learn from. We remember thinking, after spending several days with Max at the Marvin’s cabin, that there are only a few kids we’ve ever met with this kind of attitude and grace, we were very impressed to say the least. His passion for the outdoors and his knowledge at such a young age was amazing!
Hearing of Max’s passing was a big blow to us, many thoughts ran through our minds and we just couldn’t believe that something like this could happen to someone who seemed to be so full of life and happy on the outside. The point is, mental illness is many times only felt by the person it’s affecting, often undiagnosed and undetected until it’s too late. I believe it would be Max’s wish to know he could help others in his situation and people need to know it’s ok to tell someone when you are hurting on the inside. Getting help and finding answers to mental issues starts with education and the Max Foundation plans to do just that!!
We love you Max!!!
Nick and Mallory Mundt