Lisa’s Diary: The Inner Thoughts of a Rejected Girl who Committed Suicide–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Lisa is a girl who has been told she is ugly, been dumped by boys whom she liked, and bullied by other girls. This eRumor is said to have been written by her mother, Miranda Gonzelez, and includes excerpts from Lisa’s diary. After a series of painful losses, she is said to have committed suicide. The email closes with an appeal from her mother for people to love and hug one another and to not make fun of anyone.
There has never been any record found of a girl named Lisa in Michigan who committed suicide and whose mother was Miranda Gonzelez. Most researchers view the story as an example of a fictional story that has been created by someone who would like to make a point.
For what it’s worth, the diary refers to November 11, 1999 as a Saturday, but it was a Thursday.
This is sooo sad , please think of this everytime you decide to be awful to someone who isn’t as “cool” or “popular” or “pretty” as you are-remember, making fun of someone just shows how insecure you really are!-Ali
They told me that I was the ugliest thing they’d ever seen, and i started to cry.
I went home and Jake called me. I thought the day would get better. But he told me that long distance relationships dont work out. He lived in California, and I moved to Michigan. Then I told him I loved him and that I missed him. He told me that the only reason he ever went out with me was because I was a joke, and he was dared to. Then he dumped me. We were going out for two and a half years!
November 9,1999 Today got a little better. I miss jake so much you dont even know diary!!!! But he even changed his number so I wouldn’t call him. But the most hottest guy at school asked me to the dance! And those prissy girls that said im ugly let me hang out with them at lunch today. It was cool!!
November 10,1999 I’m crying right now… turns out that hot guy was a jerk at the dance he poured his punch on me, and those girls ripped my dress and everyone started laughing. Then my grandma told me today that mom and dad got in a little car accident today at work. They’re in critical condition, they might die. I can’t write anymore.
November 11, 1999 Todays a saturday… but me and grandma were at the hospital all night long. Dad died this morning. Mom is going to live, but she’s crippled for her life. I wanna die too. while we were at the hospital grandma found out that she had cancer in her stomach. She has to go on chemo-therapy. I cant believe daddy died. I’m crying more then I have my whole life. I’m in shock. I cant write…I’m too tired. I need sleep.
November 12 Daddy is not dead! He can’t be! Its all a dream. My life is perfect. Jake still loves me. I can barely write. I’m crying too much. I wanna die. Take me. Bye… *.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*
One day later, Lisa was found dead in her basement. She had hung herself with a yellow rope.
I am her mother. My name is Maranda Gonzalez.
The reason I wrote this e-mail to all of you, is because no one else deserves what my daughter had. Please remember that everyone needs love. Everyone needs a hug everyday. No one should be made fun of, or insulted. No one deserves to die like Lisa did. All of you please dont be the popular prissy girls that put other people down to make themselves feel better! Please dont be the awful posessed date for the dance that makes people cry. Now please do me the honor of sending this to as many people as you can think of. So that way everyone will know not to be a jerk. Thank you. Everyone who send this will be rewarded with a random act of kindness.. this i promise you.