Max is remembered in many ways by many people. There are countless memories of Max. Whether it be his love for his family, his personality, his ability to connect with anyone, his hockey playing, or his hunting and fishing exploits, it is quite clear that Max wasn’t your average teenager. He was exceptional in a variety of ways.
The stories are endless. What you’ve read or heard about Max is only scratching the surface. He was the kid who was so excited to go fishing with his sisters that he’d be texting at all hours about his plans. He was the kid who always greeted you with the most honest and sincere smile you’ve ever seen. He was the kid who once called at 8:00 AM on a snow day to see if he could take a 3 year old to the rink.
When I think of Max I cannot help but think about how much Max cared for those around him before himself. He genuinely cared about everyone that he came in contact with. Because it was Max, this care inevitably made everyone around him a better person. The impact this young man had on our lives and our world was far beyond his years.
Now it’s our turn to have an impact in a way that Max would be proud of. The Max Foundation is focused on supporting mental wellness education and communication to the youth of our area. We owe it to Max to support The Max Foundation as it works to make a difference for our youth. Doing something that will help others is the perfect way to honor Max – it is how he lived his life.