a last request

  1. Just wanted to share this, I have never been one to read or forward very much e-mail of this type....however,....anyone interested in receiving the original e-mail that is being tracked can pm me...........LR



    This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.
    It was sent by a medical doctor - Make sure to read what is in the closing
    statement AFTER THE POEM.


    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.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL.

    ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

    Dear All:

    PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know.

    It is the request of a special little girl who

    will soon leave this world as she has 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 the fullest, since she never will.

    She'll never make it to 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.

    Just think it could be you one day. It's not even

    your money, just your time!

    PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST

    Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor

    Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology

    1300 Morris Park Avenue

    Bronx, New York 10461












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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   NurseDennie
    They don't send them.

    The American Red Cross has NO WAY of knowing if you send an email and they don't care if you do or don't.

    You'd be just wasting your time to send this in an email to anybody - except for the fact that it is a lovely poem.

    Pass on lovely poems if you want, but please don't send along emails that say that anybody is going to give anybody anything if you pass along the email. A certain percentage of people are going to actually BELIEVE this and send it on to.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but if the email says pass it on to everybody you know - you can be at least 85% sure that it's a hoax.

    Love

    Dennie
  4. by   emily_mom
    A Little Girl Dying Again???
    Here is the same one again, fleshed out with a little more text and the name of a real doctor to try to make you think it is real. As you might expect, the real Dr. Shields had nothing to do with this message. See the Albert Einstein College of Medicine website (http://www.yu.edu/webmaster/chainletter.html).

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS
    ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

    Dear All:

    PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know. It is the request of a
    special little girl who will soon leave this world as she has 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 the fullest, since she
    never will. Shel'll never make it to 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. Just think it could be
    you one day. It's not even your money, just your time!!!

    "PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST"

    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

    And here is a variant with some poetry at the beginning.

    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.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL.
    ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

    Dear All:

    PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know.
    It is the request of a special little girl who
    will soon leave this world as she has 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 the fullest, since
    she never will. She'll never make it to 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. Just think it could
    be you one day. It's not even your money, just your time!

    PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST

    Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
    Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
    1300 Morris Park Avenue
    Bronx, New York 10461



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    I found this on http://www.hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBSy...html#girldying

    They have tons of other ones too.
    Last edit by emily_mom on Nov 15, '02
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    A good source to check on probable hoaxes is www.snopes.com
  6. by   NurseDennie
    Yes, it's good to check if you wonder.

    But I still maintain that if anywhere in the email you're instructed to send it to everybody you know, you can be pretty safe to just assume it's a hoax and just send on lovely poems or whatever, without the thing about sending it on.

    Love

    Dennie
  7. by   Q.
    Nice poem, but it's impossible to track emails as they suggest.

    If anyone is interested in the long, boring technical explanation to support that statement, let me know.

    I hate these kinds of emails.
  8. by   NurseDennie
    Well, there IS a program called "carnivore" that the government already has. Supposedly, there has to be a court order to allow them to use it. There are other programs....

    At lockergnome there are programs available that can back-track an email no matter how it's sent and how many ailiases.

    But in practice, you're right. It would be impractical to try to trace emails. You'd have to put the tracking program on every ISP everywhere. It's not worth it. And nobody is gonna track your emails in order to give something away.

    Love

    Dennie
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    The minute I get to the part of an email where it says "pass this along".... I delete it just for spite. Don't really care what it's intent was.

    Heather
  10. by   ceecel.dee
    We have mastered pessimism. Plagiarism is easier to accept. I so miss optimism!

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