Did you hear about the woman who claimed to have cancer to make money? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. Here’s the link: Claiming Cancer, Committing a Crime.
If you get to the tail end of this article without exploding, you will read that her lawyer claims she has a mental disorder. I would think so. Anyone who uses cancer in order to make cash has a problem beyond what I can determine.
I promise not to go crazy on this person, after all, if she does have a mental problem then that’s awful. But mental or not, you can’t take one of the worse things that can happen to a life and twist it up and into your way of stealing other people’s money. Talk about taking the bang out of a donated buck.
So I hope all the people who gave her money can find some solace in the fact that I, a cancer survivor, thank them from the bottom of my heart for their compassion. And I ask them to hang in there for the rest of us real survivors, who leaned on other people’s time, cash and compassion during what was obviously the worst time of our lives. That kind of help and support made my pain a tiny bit more manageable, and six years later, I am still very, very grateful.
So I tip my hat to you and I am sorry you got mixed up in somebody’s alleged mental problem. The love you put behind those written checks or hard earned cash means something to me, who didn’t even receive them. You gave money to a fake cancer survivor and a real cancer survivor thanks you for it.
I hope that knowledge puts some of the bang back into your stolen buck.