My good deed for the day!

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    Hi you guys! I had this email forwarded to me by another friend and my heart just went out to this lady whose mother is dying and needs some help! I emailed her first to see if this was a joke, but it isn't. I just gave her a buck, I thought told her I would let others know in case someone wanted to help out too. No pressure, but hey...a dollar can go a long way!

    peace out!...Ana



    "Helping others is perhaps the greatest joy! You cannot have a perfect day without helping others with no thought of getting something in return". - John Wooden


    Here's her letter she wrote:






    Hello,
    I am really embarrassed of putting out this letter, but I don't know what else to do and I really need your help. I don't know where to start but by saying that I need to save my mom. Her health has been an issue for years and recently she has worsened and I am really scared of losing her. I apologize for sounding desperate, but I can't help her alone. She's over weight and has a hard time walking, she cries all the time from her body aches and it hurts me and my family to see her suffering so much, especially since she still works. We work to barely make ends meet everymonth in jobs that don't provide medical care and we can't afford to get any. I have tried sending out letters for govenment grants or other agencies that can help her but nothing has came of it. I don't even know if she needs an operation and if she does, then I know we will be facing even tougher times. Please, if you or anyone is willing to make any type of monetary gift to help my mom, you can send it via Paypal. If you aren't able to help, I completely understand but if you could just keep her in your prayers or just to help pass this to others that might want to help, it will be more than appreciated by our family.

    Thanks and God Bless...Samantha

    email: emma_hyde@hotmail.com
     
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    I would think if this was for real they wouldn't have used a hotmail address. Did you receive this unsolicited, or is the original writer someone you know?
     
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    I had the same thought.
     
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    If it's someone she knows, I wouldn't mind sending a few bucks. I just would like to make sure it's not a scam first.
     
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    As sad as this email may sound, it is turning out that most of this is a hoax. I just got another the other day in regards to a missing child and one dying, both in the same location. I had already received the missing one a year ago, and it's still floating around the net. I too wouldn't mind sending money, had it been real. Just a shame that some people will use children too to gain some money!
     
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    This reeks of spam.

    The opening line enough is reason to doubt.. "I had this forwarded to me by a friend".

    Not only does she not even list a reason for her mother's sickness, but that she can "barely walk" yet is "still working". I dont understand how and when the mother went from "overweight and unable to walk" to "dying", especially without seeing a doctor.

    Nope... I''ll keep my buck and donate it to someone who I know isnt going to spend it on ebay.
     
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    Well, I got this from a friend and I guess she got it from someone else, but I didn't ask her if she knew the person. That's why I sent the email to her directly. I don't know if this is a scam? I guess I am a sucker for these kinds of things. :huh: I always see tramps on the streets and there have been times where I get buy them food rather than give them money. Whether or not they are lying, I know my intentions are good. :)
     
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    seems there is always someone trying to take advantage of the good will of others.....dont let the bad ones ruin your good intentions...was well meant:)
     
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    Thanks Jon! I kinda feel like an Urkel. I guess I should have just told her I'd keep her in my prayers and kept my buck huh? :(
     
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    somethings are more important than the almighty dollar..
     

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