The Phantom Voice
At the beginning of October, our community gathered at the Blue Point Nature Preserve to celebrate the life of William Shultz at William’s Chalk the Walk. This past January, 7-year-old William Shultz lost his life to Medulloblastoma. William was a precious child that warmed the heart of every person he met. He had a great impact on our community, never failing to show us a huge display of courage.
On this beautiful Fall day, William’s entire family was joined by over 100 people who cared so much for their son and brother, there to support the research of Medulloblastoma. Each participant had the opportunity to buy a four-foot by four-foot box to draw a chalk picture to honor William and his strength, and could enjoy lunch from one of the food trucks parked in the Preserve. Parents and teens volunteered signing in artists, handing out chalk, and collecting donated art supplies for pediatric hospital patients and art therapy. And families had a great time dancing to DJ Rob Drago’s music, entering raffles, and seeing a Batmobile replica.
Not only was it amazing to see so many people come together who cared about William, but the masterpieces made with chalk were astonishing. Each drawing was unique and had great meaning behind it. When they were all complete, they covered the entire pathway of the nature preserve, and it was a breathtaking view.