IJMC - Please Read, A Child's Dying Wish
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 01:40:38 -0800 (PST)
To: ijmc-l@ijmc.com
From: ijmc@ijmc.com (Ambassador Dave)
Subject: IJMC - Please Read, A Child's Dying Wish
Organization: International Junk Mail Clearinghouse (IJMC)
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               IJMC - Please Read, A Child's Dying Wish

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I provide you with a story that many of you 
have probably heard before. I ask you to read through tonight's entire 
post, even if you normally don't. There is a very important message 
inside this email, one of tragedy and a way out. So please, for me, read 
the entire message presented here. Thanks in advance.               -dave

> >Subject: A child's dying wish
> >
> >Please read the entire message...
> >
> >Slow Dance
> > Have you ever watched kids
> >on a merry-go-round
> >Or listened to the rain
> >slapping on the ground?
> >
> >Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
> >Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
> >
> >You better slow down
> >Don't dance so fast
> >Time is short
> >The music won't last
> >
> >Do you run through each day on the fly
> >When you ask "How are you?"
> >Do you hear the reply?
> >
> >When the day is done,
> >Do you lie in your bed
> >With the next hundred chores
> >Running through your head?
> >
> >You'd better slow down
> >Don't dance so fast
> >Time is short
> >The music won't last
> >
> >Ever told your child,
> >We'll do it tomorrow
> >And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
> >
> >Ever lost touch,
> >Let a good friendship die
> >'Cause you never had time
> >To call and say "Hi"?
> >
> >You'd better slow down
> >Don't dance so fast
> >Time is short
> >The music won't last
> >
> >When you run so fast to get somewhere
> >You miss half the fun of getting there.
> >When you worry and hurry through your day,
> >It is like an unopened gift....
> >Thrown away...
> > Life is not a race.
> >Do take it slower
> >Hear the music
> >Before the song is over.
> >
> >Dear All,
> >I just received this mail from a friend of mine in my College. Please
> >respond to it. It will just mean employing a little bit of time and won't
> >cost you a penny. All it needs is the heart for you to send this mail.
> >PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know. It is the request of a
> >little girl who will soon leave this world as she has been a victim of the
> >terrible disease called CANCER. Thank you for your effort, this isn't a
> >chain letter, but a choice for all of us to save a little girl that's dying
> >of a serious and fatal form of cancer. Please send this to everyone you
> >know...or don't know. This little girl has 6 months left to live, and as
> >her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their
> >life to fullest, since she never will. She'll never make it to the prom,
> >graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own. By
> >you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her
> >family a little hope, because with every name that this is sent to, The
> >American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and
> >recovery plan.  One guy sent this to 500 people!!!!
> >So, I know that we can send it to at least 5 or 6.  Come on you guys....
> >and if you're too selfish to take 10-15 minutes scrolling this and
> >forwarding it to EVERYONE, then you are one sick person. Just think it
> >could be you one day. It's not even your money, just your time!!! PLEASE
> >Dr. Dennis Shields
> >Professor
> >Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
> >Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
> >1300 Morris Park Avenue
> >Bronx, New York 10461
> >Phone  718-***-****
> >Fax      718-***-****
> >
Hi folks,

Send *THIS* to everyone you know! 

The forwarded message above is a great poem with a compelling story at the
end, but the American Cancer Society has nothing to do with it.

The American Cancer Society is taking more grief than it is getting help as
a result of this message and others like it.  See this report for more


Poor Dr. Dennis Shields (whose name appears at the bottom of the message)
has apparently also had some trouble - and didn't even send the message.
His name appeared as a forgery at the bottom.http://urbanlegends.about.com/

Many messages find their way around the net time and again because they tug
at the heart strings of the people who read them, or perhaps frighten the
readers.  Remember, if you get a message like the one attached, first check
for a few things:

    - An expiration date.  If there isn't one, you can't 
      tell the message isn't 20 years old.  While Craig 
      Shergold really wanted to get in the Guinness Book 
      of World Records, he never anticipated that he'd 
      continue receiving cards for a decade after his illness
      was cured.
    - Some other way the message might stop being passed around.
      If there's nothing in the message to stop it from being 
      passed around, it will likely go around in circles forever!
    - A reference to an official web site for more information.
    - Believability.  Disney isn't giving away free trips
      to Disney World for forwarding e-mail.  Viruses cannot be
      transmitted by simply reading e-mail (attachments can
      contain viruses).  
    - Other verifying information.  Always check up on a message
      before you send it off to a bunch of folks.  Remember, 
      if you send lots of copies of a message, it takes people 
      much more time to read your message than you will ever 
      spend writing or forwarding it.

For information on the American Cancer Society and to find out what you can
do to help cancer victims, see their web site:


Best regards,


And a bit of humor to top it off:

I know this guy whose neighbor, a young man, was home recovering from
finding a rat in his bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.  One day he went
to sleep, and when he awoke he was in his bathtub, and it was full of
ice, and he was sore all over.  When he got out of the tub he realized
that HIS KIDNEYS HAD BEEN STOLEN and he saw a note on his mirror that
said "Call 911!"  But he was afraid to use his phone, because it was
connected to his computer, and there was a virus on his computer that
would destroy his hard drive if he opened an e-mail entitled "Join the
crew!"   He knew it wasn't a hoax because he himself was a computer
programmer who was working on software to save us from Armageddon when
the year 2000 rolls around.  His program will prevent a global disaster
in which all the computers get together and distribute the $600 Neiman
Marcus cookie recipe under the leadership of Bill Gates.  (It's true --
I read it all last week in a mass e-mail from BILL GATES HIMSELF, who
was also promising me a free Disney World vacation and $5,000 if I would
forward the e-mail to everyone I know.)  The poor man then tried to call
911 from a pay phone to report his missing kidneys, but reaching into
the coin return slot he got jabbed with an HIV infected needle around
which was wrapped a note that said, "Welcome to the world of AIDS."
Luckily he was only a few blocks from the hospital-- the one, in fact,
where that little boy who is dying of cancer is, the one whose last wish
is for everyone in the world to send him an e-mail and the American
Cancer Society has agreed to pay him a nickel for every e-mail he
receives.  I sent him two emails and one of them was a bunch of x's and
o's in the shape of an angel (if you get it and forward it to twenty
people you will have good luck, but ten people you will only have OK
luck, and if you send it to less than ten people you will have BAD LUCK
FOR SEVEN YEARS).  So anyway the poor guy tried to drive himself to the
hospital, but on the way he noticed another car driving along without
his lights on.  To be helpful, he flashed his lights at him and was
promptly shot as part of a gang initiation.

   And it's a little-known fact that the Y1K problem caused the Dark

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