A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Please remember me in your prayers...
Katie is a beautiful three year old little girl who has
just been diagnosed with hepatoblastoma. This is an extremely rare form of
liver cancer that affects about one in every million children born in the
United States every year.
The tumor is so large that it cannot be removed until chemotherapy has
been given to try to shrink it. No child should have to endure what she is
going through. Please remember Katie and her family in your prayers that
God may give them the strength to endure this most difficult time in their
A little more of Katie 's story:
Katie's battle with cancer began Saturday, June 21, 2008. She told her
mommy that she had a 'tummy ache' and she wanted to lay down and take a
nap. She did not have any energy the rest of the day nor did she want to
eat. Sunday, June 22, 2008, she again complained of a 'tummy ache'.
Katie's mom, Stacie, felt her stomach and noticed a large lump. She was
fearful that Katie may have a hernia so she took her to the doctor the
following Monday morning.
The doctor on duty called in the head of pediatrics to examine Katie to
confirm his fears. The head of pediatrics called them all to his office
and gave them the bad news. He told them that he felt with a 90% surety
that it was cancer. He then said a prayer with this family and immediately
referred Katie to the Children's Hospital at the Medical University of
South Carolina . Tuesday morning, Katie underwent a barrage of tests
including blood work and CT Scans. This confirmed her diagnosis.
The tumor is so large that it is pressing on her stomach, kidneys, lungs,
and intestine. This tumor cannot be removed until she has undergone
chemotherapy to try to shrink it so that it can be safely removed without
harming her. Friday morning, June 26, 2008, Katie will have the first of
many surgeries to biopsy the tumor and place a Port-A-Cath for the
administration of the chemotherapy. Her battle with cancer is just
Please imagine how you would feel if this were your baby enduring such a
life threatening illness and say a prayer for Katie and her family. The
power of prayer is tremendous and perhaps, through enough prayers, our
hopes for a miracle will be answered and Katie will return home with her
family to live a long, happy, healthy, and productive life as active as
any normally healthy child could have.
If you pass this prayer request to just 10 people, and they pass it to 10
more, and they pass it to 10 more, it reaches 1000 people with a few
clicks of the mouse. Prayer works.
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