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Re: Fwd: friend

Aliyah Baruchin (ab362@columbia.edu)
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 20:40:58 -0400 (EDT)

Luke,

Actually, without even knowing Alan I can pretty much confirm that this is
a real deal. A dear friend of my sister's died of this a year ago. The
disease is ravenous and the marrow-
matching thing is incredibly difficult, especially for Asians. If you can
do anything to help, do.

--Aliyah Baruchin

On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Luke Jaeger wrote:

> Hi Paul, please don't be offended by my asking this, but are you sure the
> leukemia thing isn't a scam/rumor/legend? It reminds me a little of the
> 'Craig Shergold wants your business card' legend, though granted with a few
> more actual names and addresses. Though the internet has so far failed to
> deliver on any of the wonderful utopian promises which constantly emanate
> from the offices of Wired Magazine, it is proving itself to be such a
> staggeringly efficient mechanism for transmitting fake information that I'm
> starting to wonder if the War Department didn't somehow design it that way
> on purpose. Having fallen for more than a couple of these myself (yes, I
> admit it) I'm now inclined to immediately trash anything that arrives
> prefaced by the expression "this was forwarded to me by a friend".
>
> Anyway, if this is someone you know personally then I apologize for this
> tirade . . .
>
> Best,
>
>
> Luke
>
>
>