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 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 Truthorfiction.com 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.