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Re: PC: Fw: FW: FWD:PASS THIS ON!!!!!!!
- Subject: Re: PC: Fw: FW: FWD:PASS THIS ON!!!!!!!
- From: lnrr@xxxxxxxx (Walter B. Turner)
- Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 08:30:47 -0500
The various email messages about the last wish of a dying child are
hoaxes. Some have been circulating (via mail and photcopies before
widespread email) for decades. There are several versions of these
This statement may be copied or reprinted by online
The American Cancer Society is greatly disturbed by
reports of a fraudulent chain letter circulating on the
internet which lists the American Cancer Society as a
"corporate sponsor" but which has in no way been
endorsed by the American Cancer Society. There are
several variations of this letter in circulation, including
one which has a picture of "Tickle Me Elmo" and one that
is essentially a paraphrase of the letter below.
The text of the original message reads as follows:
LITTLE JESSICA MYDEK IS SEVEN YEARS OLD AND IS
SUFFERING FROM AN ACUTE AND VERY RARE CASE OF
CEREBRAL CARCINOMA. THIS CONDITION CAUSES SEVERE
MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS AND IS A TERMINAL ILLNESS.
THE DOCTORS HAVE GIVEN HER SIX MONTHS TO LIVE.
AS PART OF HER DYING WISH, SHE WANTED TO START A
CHAIN LETTER TO INFORM PEOPLE OF THIS CONDITION
AND TO SEND PEOPLE THE MESSAGE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE
FULLEST AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT, A CHANCE THAT SHE
WILL NEVER HAVE. FURTHERMORE, THE AMERICAN CANCER
SOCIETY AND SEVERAL CORPORATE SPONSORS HAVE
AGREED TO DONATE THREE CENTS TOWARD
CONTINUING CANCER RESEARCH FOR EVERY NEW PERSON
THAT GETS FORWARDED THIS MESSAGE. PLEASE GIVE
JESSICA AND ALL CANCER VICTIMS A CHANCE.
IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, SEND THEM TO THE
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AT ACS -AT- AOL.COM
As far as the American Cancer Society can determine, the story of
Jessica Mydek is completely unsubstantiated. No fundraising
efforts are being made by the American Cancer Society
using chain letters of any kind. Furthermore, the email address
ACS -AT- AOL.COM is inactive. Any messages to the American
Cancer Society should be instead sent through the American
Cancer Society website at http://www.cancer.org.
This particular chain letter with its heartbreaking story appears
have struck an emotional chord with online users. Although we are
very concerned that the American Cancer Society's name has been
used to manipulate the online public, we applaud the good
intentions of all who participated in this letter. We are pleased
note that there are so many caring individuals out there and hope
that they will find another way to support cancer research. Jessica
Mydek's story, whether true or false, is representative of that of
many cancer patients who benefit daily from the efforts of
legitimate cancer organizations nationwide.
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