What is it with people today. A second woman in Ontario has been charged with faking cancer to get money from people.
As a cancer survivor and one who lost her mother and grandmother to the disease, I am very offended by this. To me, no excuse they can give is enough.
I have never wished cancer on anyone but I would like these 2 women to see what it is like...
It is no worse than the ridiculous stories christains post here occasionally about how they are terminally ill but never seem to go, and especially those fake "a miracle changed my life" stories so clearly constructed.
If they really were diagnosed and then were healed and it was terminal then you shouldn't say such a slanderous statement that you cannot substantiate.
It is possible to void any good thing like the possibility of a miracle and healing by faking them, it does happen, but Drs. save lives everyday which is just as miraculous and not always because they knew what they were doing would result in a life saved. Everyday we live to see another day is miracle in itself.
It can't be slanderous - becasue they can never substantiate the crock story they use as a lie in the service of their god I assume.
When a doctor heals you it is science, no miracle - just hard work, skill and money. No god required or hanging around the theatre or in the IV drip or under the bandages, just medical skill and medicine.
I agree...my sister has been through an awful cancer situation and I do not think it is the place to mock
That's horrible; I hadn't even heard about it! As a survivor myself, I too find that upsetting and I agree with you UW!
Not to mention they are creating some very bad Karma for themselves.
The worst one I heard of was the woman who faked breast cancer, then used the money for breast implants.
It makes me sad. My uncle has cancer and we have been trying to raise money for my aunt to be able to take off from work. We have received a lot of comments on the Facebook page about people being wary of donating because there have been so many scams. Its sad for the ones who really need help
In the media a few years ago, there was a pastor in australia (I think) that faked cancer to gain sympathy from his congregation. Even his wife was fooled.
these kinds of people make it hard for people that genuinely are ill.
People who fake the disease play a very dangerous game. They may get it one day. It's a dangerous game, because they project it on themselves. Mind can change matter.
But on the other hand, it did make for a very funny "Seinfeld" episode.
It is really very sad. I remember walking around the Seine and being approached by women carrying fake babies for money. I will be starting to Fundraise for the Lukemia & Lymphoma Society because I wanted to help those suffering with the illness, but I thought it was important to do so through a reputable organization. Just to keep it on the up and up.
Yep - you go through a reputable organisation who will take around two thirds of anything you donate for admin expensees, a very high chance that the charity you choose will be a scam.
It is horrible when people do such things. It makes me angry as well, Uninvited Writer. I saw on the news once that this lady was doing all kinds of things to her 10 year old daughter to make her look like she had cancer(shaving her head, giving her drugs to make her sick). Now she belongs under the jail for exploiting a child like that.
Desperate times. Desperate measures. Do anything to get something, whether it is sympathy, support, money scam. etc.
There was a woman in our local pub some years back who had a collection running as she was supposedly dying of cancer. Around £500 was raised which she duly spent. The next we knew she didn't have cancer at all... and she still came in the pub, unbelievable the front of some people.
I went through a nasty prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and TRAM Flap reconstruction to avoid getting the same cancer my sister has had twice and my father's mother and sister both died from. I have the BRCA genetic mutation that dramatically raised my chances of getting breast cancer and I can't imagine someone representing themselves as having cancer of any kind for the sake of raising money.
I'd much rather this horrible disease never touched the lives of my family. People who fake cancer for money should watch out for Karma tht will likely bite them in the ass someday.
To fake cancer is just a new and more evil cancer, less tangible yet far more ruthless. My concern for these cruel, unfeeling human things, is that their karma will be far worse than the cancer they pretend to fight.
How deeply disturbed must these people be? It is beyond my comprehension...
I am happy for your successful battle against cancer Uninvited Write, it is a brutal path to be sure. Blessings.
~Always chose love~
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