Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: AOL will donate 5¢
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: This plea on behalf of a baby girl named Natalie who is supposedly suffering from brain cancer, purportedly penned by her distraught mother, Krista Marie, began making the Internet rounds in June 2002. This message is yet another variant of the same basic hoax, one which falsely claims that the American Cancer Society, AOL, or some other business or medical organization will donate a set amount of money every time a particular e-mail is forwarded.
The child mentioned in the
Barbara "no natalieway" Mikkelson
Last updated: 2 April 2005
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