Help The Lopez Family-Truth!

A Plea for help for the Lopez Family-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded email that tells a story of a series of tragic events in the life of a family in Melrose Park, Illinois and asks for donations.

The Truth:

The plea for help is real and began circulating in December of 2008.

The email originated from a woman named Dorlelia Riveria who functioned as an advocated for the Lopez Family and confirmed with that she has set up a fund at the MB Financial Bank in Chicago, Illinois for donations for the Lopez family.

This family has been met with a series of tragic challenges from the unemployment of Sergio Lopez, the death of his wife San Juana Lopez, and a fire that destroyed the home that they were renting.  Their son, Brian, was born with cerebral palsy and has been experiencing health problems since the death of his mother.   

A customer service person from the MB Financial Bank verified the fund to help the family.

updated 12/18/08