To the editor:
No one should have to bury a child, a young life lost is a tragedy in its own. We are raised to give respect and then earn respect of others. This young man had both, there were hundreds and hundreds, possibly over 1000 people that came to his visitation. People of all ages; young and old came to mourn and pay respect to William Chambers. It is a shame your article could only comment and reflect on a recent situation and put this young man in a bad light. It was unfair to his family that they had to read this article within a day of dealing with the tragedy of losing William.
All of us that actually knew William will remember him for the person that he was and not the person that you so rudely portrayed him as in your distasteful article. We understand freedom of speech but we are also a small community that should come together in light of such a tragedy and maybe if you would have done some actual research on the person William really was you would have known that he would have done anything for a friend in need, always there for his family and yes he lived life to the fullest.
You also missed that he saved four lives the night of his death by donating his organs. You as an editor should be ashamed for running this article the day after William’s death in such a negative way. You owe this family a personal apology.
Allan and Bridget Magee