Wonka’s Choice Fund
On Oct. 8, 2013, William “Wonka” David Compton III, was pronounced dead. He made the decision to take his own life. His father delivered his eulogy a few days later on what would have been his 19th birthday.
Particularly aimed at youth, the goal of the fund is to provide education on recognizing situations where families need assistance and create proactive outreach programs that will lend support by connecting parents/youth dealing with crisis to available resources.
We will look to support outreach programs and charity events that focus on conveying the message that youths and parents dealing with situations in New Braunfels, where there is a risk of suicide, are not alone. Further, they will instill values and solutions that lead to positive outcomes, such as: positive coping strategies, increasing self-esteem, the many types of assistance available, finding medical assistance and more.