Maxim's life: November 21, 1999 until March 10, 2021

On March 10, 2021 Maxim died through an epileptic seizure. He was 21 years old. We ask everyone who knew him to keep him in his heart. As parents we would like to receive your beautiful memories. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in this difficult time. 

Maxim will be remembered as always smiling, often making silly jokes. He was absolutely passionate for his work in a good quality restaurant and party center in the neighborhood where he made long hours and got lots of energy. His tri-lingual education helped him to serve guests from many places in the world. Wherever he went people saw a polite and helpful young men.

Maxim developed epilepsy when he was 7 years old. Medical tests could show that it was caused by a small defect in the visual cortex in the brain. Medication could keep it quite well under control, but the medication and his disease brought a form of restriction to Maxim's life that he was not prepared to accept. He did not want to go to bed in time, but preferred to game all night. He liked to drink with his friends, and he did not like med-boxes or apps that reminded him of his "obligations". Maxim always tried to circumvent restrictions imposed on him: not only by his disease, but also by home rules, school or society. He lived every moment: he was not afraid to die, but terrified not to live life to its fullest.

Maxim was very tolerant of people with different life styles and cultures. He could feel people very well, and would not hesitate to tell you what you wanted to hear. Whether what he said was true was an entirely different matter..... We also think his tolerance for "different" led him to love animals that did not have natural attraction to many people: reptiles, and especially crocodilians. 

Maxim lived his last year in his own place, his kingdom being a very small room (6m2) and shared facilities in a house with 4 other renters. He really enjoyed his freedom. And we cherished his visits.

You lived fast. You left us way too soon. You will always live on in our hearts.

Mom and Dad.