Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A boy named Michael Novenche is undergoing chemotherapy to kill a brain tumor.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
Origins: One of the challenges in keeping up to date with reports of missing and sick children is having to continually re-evaluate three factors for every message:
MICHAEL NOVENCHE "THE LITTLE SOLDIER"; THE TWO YEAR OLD BABY BOY HAD GOOD NEWS TODAY CONCERNING HIS MRI RESULTS. THE TUMOR HAS SOME SHRINKAGE. PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR PRAYERS FOR MICHAEL, HIS FAMILY AND HIS CAREGIVERS. THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS FROM EVERYONE.Fortunately, in April 2001 a friend of the family created a web site to provide updates on Michael's current condition. Michael is now seven years old, and according the last update in
ALSO, THANKS IF YOU HAVE SENT MICHAEL A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR HIS THIRD BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY THE 24TH. IF YOU HAVEN'T SENT A BIRTHDAY CARD AND WOULD LIKE TO HERE IS THE ADDRESS AGAIN.
C/O NINA NOVENCHE
28 APPLETREE LANE
CLIFTON PARK, NEW YORK 12065
MICHAEL'S FATHER JOHN, LEFT A MESSAGE ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE TODAY, AND HE AND THE FAMILY WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PRAYERS, AND CARDS. THANK YOU!!!!
Michael has come so far from the time the original e-mail asking for prayer was sent accross the internet in 2000. In March of 2005, he will celebrate his fifth year of survival since the tumor threatened his life. In a world filled with so much turmoil, truly we have been allowed to see the pure grace of God as He has answered our prayers to give Michael a chance at a normal life. This miracle has allowed Michael to enjoy his second year of attending public school. We believe this to be a direct answer to the prayers so many people have offered up on his behalf. It is, however, important to remember we have barely scratched the surface. Let us pray for the tumor to shrink and disappear now, freeing Michael from this unpredictable situation.Last updated: 2 April 2005
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