Monday, August 09, 2010

Fake Cancer

They all thought she was dying of cancer — and they all handed her cash.

Ashley Anne Kirilow, a 23-year-old Burlington native, admits she faked cancer, ran a bogus charity and collected thousands of dollars from hundreds of people.

She shaved her head and eyebrows, plucked her eyelashes and starved herself to look like a chemotherapy patient. She told anyone she met she had been disowned by drug-addicted parents, or that they were dead.

You have to read this story for yourself here and here. Young girl fakes terminal cancer collects a few thousand dollars fraudulently and then afterwards blames it on her miserable childhood.

What a bunch of baloney! The woman is a tief and a criminal!

I must say one of my recent pet peeves is this whole blame your childhood for your mistakes as an adult motif that permeates western society. Must have something to do with the psycho babble that gets passed around as counseling and therapy.

Look some people just wicked aint a damn thing to do with childhood misery or blaming parents. Now if you and all ya siblings turn out wicked and bad well then maybe I can buy the parent angle but if you one, you alone out of many, turn out to be a bad seed uh uh dont be blaming nobody but yourself.

And what type of mind state do you have to be in to fake cancer and even pluck out all ya eyebrows and stop eating to look emaciated to go through with this type of fraud. Ya got to be a sick sick individual to do something so.

And this will only make society even more wary about donating to people with legitimate illnesses and causes so shame shame shame on this girl.


Radmila said...

ok...I was going to do a whole post on this...I just might post my personal experience with this sort of thing. It happens more than you think, and thank goodness someone has finally been formally charged for taking advantage of people with this sort of lie.
Thanks for the article link.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Man, she is even better than most of the fakers here. Many fake deafness, all kinds of illnesses, and go around with fake doctors' letters, collecting cash.

Rev Island said...

Lot of that rubbish around now.

GC {God's Child} said...

It's a shame. The worst part is she ruins it for people who are really deserving.

Now what will she do if she ever gets cancer for real?!

Abeni said...

How ironic if she contracts cancer later down the road.That was one sick thing to do.

Attention seeking?