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 snopes.com, 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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