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Emails to Help Provide Financial Support for Cancer Victim Amy Bruce-Fiction!
email is received alleged to be from a seven year old girl who has lung cancer
from second hand smoke and a large brain tumor from beatings. The email
says she will die without help but that her family can't pay. Recipients
of the message are asked to forward it to others and that the Make-A-Wish
Foundation has agreed to donate 7 cents for each name on the list for Amy's
Truth This is a hoax that has
caused no end of wasted time and energy for the folks at the
No evidence has been found of a
child named Amy Bruce with cancer.
Foundation says it does not participate in these kinds of fund appeals.
primarily try to grant a special wish to a child with a life-threatening
Not only is the Amy Bruce eRumor one of the most widely
circulated, but has spawned several other rumors using the same
text, but changing the names.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Subj: Fwd: cancer (dont delete..please)
Hi, my name is Amy Bruce.I am 7 years old, and I have severe lung
cancer from second hand smoke. I also have a large tumor in my
from repeated beatings. The doctors say I will die soon if this
my family can't pay the bills. The Make A Wish Foundation, has
donate 7 cents for every name on this list. For those of you who
this along, I thank you so much, but for those who don't send it,
comes around. Have a Heart, please send this to everyone on your
Please, if you are a kind person, send this on. @---->------
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