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Darren Bucklew Has a Serious Liver Condition and Forwarded Emails Will
Raise Funds For His Treatment-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor A
high school boy named David "Darren" Bucklew says he's got a serious liver condition called
"ostriopliosis." If you forward emails to others, the Children's
hospital in Pittsburgh will donate to the National Disease Society for his
The Truth It's
another of the "donations for emails" eRumors and is not true.
We haven't found a Darren Bucklew with a liver condition, no such offer has been made by the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh and there
appears to be no such disease as ostriopliosis. There is no way for your
forwarded emails to be tracked for this purpose.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Hello, my name is David "Darren"
I live in Pittsburgh, PA where I attend Bethel Park High School and
participate in many sports.
I have severe ostriopliosis of the liver. (My liver is extremely inflamed).
Modern Science has yet to find a cure.
Valley Children's Hospital has agreed to donate 7 cents to the National
Diesese Society for every name on this letter.
Please send it around as much as you can.
PS: For those of you who dont take 5 minutes to do this, what goes around
2 For 1
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