麥克斯?王（Dabney，2019）于2019年9月20日自殺，距離他22歲生日33天。他三個月前才從加州理工學院畢業。在他的家庭中，只有他的母親詹妮弗·徐（Jennifer Xu）他的外祖父母威廉·徐（William Xu）幸存下來，因為他的弟弟今年早些時候自殺了。
（英文）Max Wang (Dabney, 2019), took his own life on September 20, 2019. He was 22 years and 33 days old. He had graduated from the California Institute of Technology only 3 months ago. In his family, he is survived by only his mother, Jennifer Xu, and his maternal grandparents, as his brother had taken his own life earlier this year.
I was his best friend. I know that Max was a caring soul who was always there for others. When others were hurting, he would be there to listen. When I wanted to reach out to someone, he was right by my side. He never turned down those who wanted help or advice. He also rarely had a bad word to say about anyone and always embraced newcomers. But when he needed help the most, I failed to return the favor. This is why Jennifer and I want to further his legacy by reducing the stigma of mental illness and supporting those who have lost their loved ones due to suicide.
We are planning on spending the proceeds in 3 different ways. Firstly, we will spend the money to help cover funeral and cremation costs. Due to the generosity of Our Savior Lutheran Church, this will not be excessive. We are also planning to help Jennifer cover living expenses as she settles in the LA area after moving from Texas. Lastly, we will be donating the bulk of the proceeds to charities that specialize in mental health and outreach programs. Jennifer is also planning to start her own organization to reduce the stigma of seeking professional mental help in young adults. I am in contact with many people at Caltech Student Affairs, and we are planning on figuring out ways to improve the Caltech support network to increase access to resources, break down stigma, and lower the risk that such a tragedy will occur in the future.
If you cannot contribute money to this cause, you can help in other ways as well. You can check on friends who you haven’t heard from in a while, just to see how they are doing. You can refer your friends to a therapist, and offer to go as well if they are hesitant. You can also reach out to your friends and family if you are feeling sad, unwell, or depressed, then honestly discuss your feelings. Finally, you can help just by being a good listener and a compassionate being. It’s what Max would have wanted.
Max Wang的母親詹妮弗·徐（Jennifer Xu）他的外祖父母威廉·徐（William Xu）感謝辭如下：
Thank you very much to all who have donated! I was completely blown away that we even reached our goal, let alone in the first few hours that we posted! We are so proud of the Caltech community!
In the coming days, we will be highlighting what charities we are planning on supporting and how we are spending the money.
Again, thank you for your support, both for Jennifer, and towards your own communities.
William and Jennifer（王同學基金會設立者）