Rask has since commissioned his mask artist, Ron Slater, to design Maddie a mask of her own.

The finished product is identical to the one Rask wears in net, with a few notable alterations: Maddie’s name (rather than Rask’s surname) is spelled out below the cage, and the back plate features a yellow ribbon and the words “Kick Sarcoma” — a reference to the disease Maddie is suffering from.

Excuse me for a second, my heart

Tuukka is goin to be a kickass father


Mental illness is not like make up. You cannot apply it in the morning then remove at home where there is no one around. It will not make people love you more. You cannot put on a coat of depression, dust on anxiety, draw on your self injuries and spray your bulimia. It is not something so people think you are beautiful, Mental illness is not beautiful.

Mental illness is a disease to the brain. It makes you sick, the voices that you hear are no one else’s but your own. You get tired of things that you once loved, you get tired of people you once loved. Sometimes, you get so scared to go outside that you’d rather die inside your room. You hate yourself and hate yourself, you have no other way to express it but to draw blood. You remember that there are 49 calories in an apple but forget how to smile.
It is not like make up. You are not playing ‘Mommy’ or ‘Grown Ups’ It will not make you any more or less beautiful. So please stop pretending and romanticising mental illness.

(via rohyals)