Claim: Ten cents per e-mail forward go towards the medical care of a woman who was both widowed and injured in the
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
My name is Jasmine . I’m 11 years old. My mommy worked on the
She was running late so she left her purse in the car. My daddy seen it so he parked the car and went to give her the purse. That day after school my daddy didnt come to pick me up. Instead a police man came and took me to foster care. Finally I found out why my daddy never came.. I really loved him…. They never found his body.. My mom is in the the Hospital since then.. She is losing lots of blood.. She needs to go through surgery.. But since my daddy is gone and no one is working.. We have no money .. And her surgery cost lots of money.. So the Red Cross said that.. for every time this email is fwd we Will get
R.I.P. Daddy..(James Thomas)
WHEN YOU FWD PLEASE ALSO FWD TO THIS LETTER BACK TO ME… AT…. jasNmom2001@yahoo.com …SO THAT THE REDCROSS PEOPLE CAN COUNT THE FWDS. thank you for taking your time to fwd this email
Origins: This appeal to aid the seriously injured parent of a child who lost her father in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers began its Internet life in June 2002.
It’s just another hoax, similar to so many others listed in our Missing and Sick Kids section, with the key difference being the events that precipitated the need. This time the heart-tug intended to get folks to forward the prank is tied to the wrenching events of
No “James Thomas” turns up on the victims’ list for the World Trade Center. (There is a James Thomas Murphy, however.) Moreover, those who survived but were seriously injured in the terrorist attacks and the families of those who died have had money directed their way through the
The Red Cross (which, by the way, is not the entity administering the
Barbara “prankenstein lives” Mikkelson
Last updated: 30 September 2007
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