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Make a Wish chain emails

By Gary R, in , posted: 17-Apr-2007 09:40

This morning I received this in my email from an acquaintance:

Subject: A 7 year old cancer patient

If you delete this then shame on you!

Hi, my name is Amy Bruce. I am 7 years old, and I have a large tumor on my brain and severe lung cancer. The doctors say I will die soon if this isn't fixed, and my family can't pay the bills. "The Make A Wish Foundation" has agreed to donate 7 cents for every time this message is sent on. For those of you who send this along, I thank you so much. But for those who don't send it, I will still pray for you. Please, if you are a kind person, have a heart. Please, please, PLEASE HIT THE FORWARD BUTTON

All it takes is a quick check on Google to confirm that this is in fact a hoax and the Make A Wish foundation does not participate in chain emails. This actual email first appeared in May 2005 and nearly 2 years later it is still making the rounds.

I find it incredible that people can be so gullible when all it takes is a quick (as in 2 minutes quick) check on Google to confirm that this is a hoax. Some people shouldn't have computers let alone access to email.

The email I received had been sent to over 50 people. I wonder how many of these people have been sucked in and how many actually forwarded the email on.

[Edit] Well this says it all the originator of this chain email has this on their signature:

Licensed Avatar Master/Wizard; Qualified Rebirther; Usui & Tibetan Reiki/Isis Seichim master,healer & teacher; Practitioner for Crystal healing; Numerology; Ascension Initiations;Guidance card readings; Absent healings; Channelled meditations;Relaxation massage.

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Comment by Bung, on 17-Apr-2007 10:32

Include the Billy Connolly Chain Letter in your research.

Comment by freitasm, on 17-Apr-2007 10:52

Yes, people disconnected with reality... They are the ones quick to forward thes chain emails. And really, why a foundation would wait for emails to go around, wasting time before donating any urgently needed money?

Senseless people forwarding this. I delete, with no shame...

Comment by lugh, on 17-Apr-2007 12:47

Judging by how much it would cost to do brain surgery in the US, at 7 cents a recipient, poor little Amy certainly wouldn't have lasted long enough. I also didn't realise severe lung cancer was "fixable". Perhaps the originator could have used some of his expert healing mojo instead (remote healing??).

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