I don't know if the claim by FRANKEE is true or not, but I do know there have been cases of "Munchausen by Internet", which we have seen on the HW forums before.... and may help you identify better if someone is who they say they are going forward. I ask all moderators to read this article because it can be very helpful:
Post Edited (Admin) : 3/15/2006 10:29:51 AM (GMT-7)
Well said Mary Kay.
I have to agree that I don't believe that Peter deserves to be raked over the coals for what he posted or what post he deleted. Yes, we are all adults and should be able to decide what we believe and what we don't believe. I was one of the members that emailed back and forth w/ "Pam". For some reason, things just weren't making sense to me. So, it was my decision, and no one else's, to stop corresponding w/ her.
I believe that anyone that would make up a story about having breast cancer (or any other disease) has a real mental problem. I don't know if Denise is real or not. It doesn't matter. It is a personal choice as to what each of us wants to believe.
What bothers me is that someone would post on this board to get evidence to use in court and, as a result, cause such an uproar. We are here to support each other and the new ladies that come to us looking for answers, love and support. I hope that we can continue to focus on the real purpose of this forum and let "Frankee" and the rest of this be something of the past.
Peter and All:
I am sorry if I sounded like I blamed you Peter. I know that you are as upset. You take very good care of the board. I have to admit that I am heartbroken over the possibilities of fraud. I loved "Denise" and I was saddened by her death. Deb and the others are correct, we must concentrate of what this board is all about.
Thank you for setting me straight. I do not know what I would do without the ladies, my friends, on this board.
Post Edited (Cathi) : 3/15/2006 1:34:44 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (coopfesta) : 3/16/2006 11:14:09 AM (GMT-7)
Thankyou to everyone who replied to this post. I would like you to understand why this distressing topic was posted on the forum. Sometimes desperate times require desperate measures and I debated for a while whether to 'dig up the past' and inform members that Denise is still alive, this is because she has caused so much distress to a lot of people and is still at large now. My belief is that everyone deserves to know the truth whether it be good or bad. I ask for your understanding on this matter and hold you all in the highest regard and respect for what you have been and are still going through.
I will carry on in my quest to bring this evil individual to justice and once again thank you for your veiws on this, also thank Peter for displaying these posts.
Goodbye and good luck to you all
Gosh, I haven't been on this board in weeks. My eyes are popping at what I've read here re: "Denise." IMHO, we should take MK and Cathi's advice and just let it go.
There will be some of us who can't let it be. For those of you who feel that way, just one thought. Perhaps "Denise" is not gone, but is now posting as "Frankee". Do we really want to read about Denise/Frankee every day for months?? Not me and I'm willing to bet, not most of you. So let's ignore her/them and get on with our real goal here; to support each other through this miserable journey.
More later, Luci