May 29, 2011 - 6:02 pm
Yes it's true. A lady I know has been faking cancer for the past two years. She has scammed her church, family and friends out of thousands upon thousands of dollars. Let me give you some background on me so you know I do not make such accusations lightly. I say these things with a very heavy heart and with intense anguish. My father died from colon cancer two years ago. He was very sick for two years prior to that. From the day he was diagnosed till the day he took his last breath i was at his side. He was an honorable and respected man that served his country proudly. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant. It is memorial day weekend and I'm filled with thoughts of him and miss him immensely which brings me to my current dilemma. What to do about this lady that is faking terminal brain and stomach cancer. If my dad knew what this lady was doing and he couldn't do anything about it he would want me to do my best to make things right. I know for 110% certainty this woman is lying. This situation takes on an intense sense of urgency because she is about to go to Disney World in Florida for two months at the expense of her church. This is the second year in a row she has done this. Nobody knows her oncologist, primary care doctor, case worker or where she is receiving chemo treatments. She was recently admitted to the hospital for emergency gall bladder surgery. She told the attending doctor she did not have cancer. This shocked all her family and friends. When the doctor left she told everyone that her doctor was treating her with "experimental" cancer treatments not approved by the FDA and she couldn't tell the surgeon for fear that her doctor would get in trouble. Believe it or not her family and the pastors of her church believed her. I suppose no one wants to believe that someone they love is capable of committing such a heinous crime. However those of us that know the true signs and symptoms of cancer were on to her long before but had no proof. She was recently asked to produce a doctor's note to prove she is being treated for cancer. She told my friend this wasn't possible because her doctor was performing an experimental trial of chemo pills on her and didn't want to get him in trouble. This seems to be the excuse of the day for her. My friend, who by the way has not worked for two years because she has been this lady's primary caretaker FOR FREE, reported this to the church pastor and his wife and they said that they believe this lady and she would never do something like this. I'm in a very precarious position because I need to expose her fraud but don't know how or who to turn to. That's why I came here. To people that know how difficult this can be and are also knowledgeable and resourceful on how to conquer this large white elephant in the room. I know I'm going to be made the bad guy when this is exposed. I'm also afraid what this lady might do when I expose her. She might commit suicide and I really don't want that on my shoulders. She is obviously very mentally unstable. So I ask all of you out there please help me to do the right thing and handle this situation as tactful as possible. Any and all advice would help tremendously. I will try to respond to all those that help. And thank you for all your help. No doubt my father in the heavens above salutes all you brave survivors, current warriors, and all family and friends that suffer silently.