Why would anybody donate this?

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    'I have cancer-want free camp trailer to enjoy the rest of my life (puyallup)"

    I have been watching Craigslist for sometime now. My husband has Parkinsons and he wants to retire next year and I've been looking for a small, cheap RV that we might be able to travel in, then I see the above ad today. So my question is, would you automatically give something to the above person? Why or why not?

    I think I would be ashamed to post such an ad and I think my husband would be embarrassed.
     
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    It's craigslist, pretty much every bottom feeder on earth congregates there asking for a handout or other ridiculous things :tongue:
     
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    A bit odd, huh?

    I'm sure that sooner or later somebody will cough up a free camper. For every weirdo out there, there is someone a little bit more weird that hasn't surfaced yet.
     
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    I don't understand why you have a problem with it. I have a friend dying of pancreatic cancer right now. He is dead broke because of the costs of fighting it for the past year and a half. Now he is terminal and homeless.

    He'd rather die in a home than in a hospital or hospice, so another friend of mine has taken him in so he can die in relatively human surroundings.

    My guess is this guy with cancer would rather die in an old camper than a hospital. I totally get that.
     
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    And by the way, when I ran a charity, someone donated a manufactured home to a woman with breast cancer whose previous home had burned to the ground.

    So it does happen more often than you think.
     
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    Can I rep your husband?
     
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    Is that how you got your new avatar?
     
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    When I had breast cancer, I got a call from Breast Cancer Research. They wanted a donation. I asked them what they did for cancer patients, when they got to the part where they provide transportation to and from radiation therapy my ears perked up. I was at that point and I was exhausted. I said I sure could use some help, even offered to pay for gas. Immediately she said that they'd call us next year for a donation. Great help they were. Thank the Lord for my friends and family and even then there were times when I ended up driving myself when I probably shouldn't have. Fortunately the hospital isn't that far from here.

    I have no doubt someone will donate to the beggar, my question is, is he lying or telling the truth?
     
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    I get it too, I just don't believe him.
     
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    i have cancer.....basal cell cancer a very mild thing.....you can make a lot of claims...simple as that....
     

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