Good Question-Is The "Slow Dance" e-mail Real?

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tonight on good question, another e-mail is making the rounds that has many asking, “Is it real?”

The e-mail is called ‘Slow Dance’ and it claims a little girl dying of cancer needs your help. Is it real? Good question.

The e-mail begins by telling you to make sure you read the statement after the poem.

The poem itself is touching and it has a message about slowing down and living each day like it’s your last.

Following the poem is an explanation claiming the poem was written by a little girl who is dying of cancer and has six months to live. The sender of the e-mail is supposedly Dr. Dennis Shields. It even lists contact information.

According to the e-mail, the dying girl’s last wish is to have the poem forwarded to as many people as possible and that the forward-count is tracked. It also says that the American Cancer Society will donate three cents per forward to the little girl’s treatment.

According to, the e-mail is not real.

The poem is real, but it wasn’t penned by a dying little girl. It was written by a grown man by the name of David Weatherford. The American Cancer Society is not donating three cents per forward and the doctor isn’t real.

The e-mail’s only real purpose is to fill inboxes with garbage.

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