Claim: AOL will donate 5¢
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Hello, My name is Krista Marie and I have anew born baby named Natalie. She means the world to me, and just resently, the doctors have discovered that my little Natalie has Brain Cancer. Unfortunatly my husband and I don’t have the money to pay for the bill. But my husband and I have worked out a deal with AOL and they have agreed to give us 5cents to each person that recived this
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