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Springfield teenís wish: Send him mail
WHIO Dayton ^ | Dec. 3 2013 | JIM WITMER / STAFF

Posted on 12/03/2013 8:26:56 AM PST by j_guru

Lucas Hoelscher, a 14-year-old Springfield resident, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy type I, and the disease has left him with zero movement. When he was 10 months old, doctors told him he wouldn't live past age one. Lucas, part of triplet brothers Bailey (top) and Cameron (lower left), enjoys receiving mail and correspondence from near and far.

(Excerpt) Read more at whio.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: letterstoteen
This kid loves letters, and we should show him some love FR style

I sent him a poem, and included a small Christmas gift for the family.
1 posted on 12/03/2013 8:26:56 AM PST by j_guru
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To: j_guru
When he was 10 months old, doctors told him he wouldn't live past age one.

Who writes this stuff?

2 posted on 12/03/2013 8:31:36 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: j_guru

This seems to be legitimate — but just be aware — that this general kind of story has been posted before and has turned out (more times than not) to be a hoax and has simply resulted in a big headache for someone receiving all this from hundreds of thousands of other people.

I would double check and triple check that story and attempt to go to the original source and original people directly involved in it and get absolute confirmation - first.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 8:31:55 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ClearCase_guy

True, we need some new talent in the media. Talent of any measure would be an improvement.


4 posted on 12/03/2013 8:35:14 AM PST by j_guru
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To: Star Traveler
https://www.facebook.com/patty.hovanhoelscher?fref=ts
5 posted on 12/03/2013 8:41:48 AM PST by j_guru
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not obamas girls. They’re sent to private school.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 8:43:31 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: j_guru

There have been some very elaborate hoaxes on the Internet. It’s going to take something more than Facebook ... :-) ...


7 posted on 12/03/2013 8:50:40 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I figured that sourcing the story to Dayton #1 news station would be enough... lol


8 posted on 12/03/2013 9:06:20 AM PST by j_guru
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To: ClearCase_guy

No kidding. I was going to ask if he had any questions for the dr. when he heard his diagnosis.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 9:09:57 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: j_guru

Yeah, I saw that was a standard news source, but it’s not the first time a newspaper or news agency has been “taken in”.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 9:12:26 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ClearCase_guy
When he was 10 months old, doctors told him he wouldn't live past age one.

And he replied: "Thats OK because I live in the present."

11 posted on 12/03/2013 9:22:48 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: j_guru

Thanks for sharing this. Looks 100% legit.
Some Freepers sure can be unkind, eh?

Sharing across all my FB accounts, but let’s hope
Lucas is blessed by Freepers.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 9:34:34 AM PST by CaptainPhilFan (Fat-bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

It takes all kinds, and I love my FR family just like any other family. Would not trade you guys for the world!


13 posted on 12/03/2013 11:03:04 AM PST by j_guru
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