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Petition To The President Sponsored By Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor:
email says it is part of an effort by MADD to get 5,000 signatures to the
President of the United States. It then includes an emotional poem
written from the perspective of a young person writing to Mom and who who
is dying from injuries suffered in a drunk driving accident.
Against Drunk Driving says it is not behind this email campaign. The
poem, according to MADD, is titled DEATH OF AN INNOCENT and the author is
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
We are hoping to get 5,000 signatures for MADD and pass it
on to the President.
Please help us save the lives of thousands of kids, sign and pass this on
to everyone you know.
"I went to a party, Mom" I went to a party, and remembered what
you said. You told me not to drink, Mom so I had a Sprite instead. I felt
proud of myself, the way you said I would, that I didn't drink and drive,
though some friends said I should. I made a healthy choice, and your
advice to me was right as the party finally ended, and the kids drove out
of sight. I got into my car, sure to get home in one piece, I never knew
what was coming, Mom something I expected least. Now I'm lying on the
pavement, And I hear the policeman say, The kid that caused this wreck was
drunk," Mom, His voice seems far away. My own blood's all around me,
as I try hard not to cry. I can hear the paramedic say, This girl is going
to die." I'm sure the guy had no idea, while he was flying high,
because he chose to drink and drive, now I would have to die. So why do
people do it, Mom Knowing that it ruins lives? And now the pain is cutting
me, like a hundred stabbing knives. Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom tell
daddy to be brave, and when I go to heaven, put "Daddy's Girl"
on my grave. Someone should have taught him, that its wrong to drink and
drive. Maybe if his parents had, I'd still be alive. My breath is getting
shorter, Mom I'm getting really scared. These are my final moments, and
I'm so unprepared. I wish that you could hold me Mom, as I lie here and
die. I wish that I could say I love you, Mom So I love you and
When this petition is full, please return to: MADD P.O. Box 541688 Dallas,
TX 75354-1688 email@example.com 1-800-GET-MADD
IF YOU GET THIS PLEDGE AND DELETE IT, YOUR SELFISHNESS KNOWS NO BOUNDS.
SUCH A SMALL PROMISE TO MAKE.
PLEASE READ THIS STORY AND THEN SIGN THE PLEDGE! SIGN IT AND ADHERE TO IT:
How to set it up! 1. Copy the entire e-mail 2. Paste it into a new e-mail.
3. Then send it to everyone you know. By the way, don't forget to add your
name to the bottom!
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