Thursday, 26 April 2012

Natasha Vraets (Al Karim) your sister in christ scam


Yes, yet another sick human being who not only tries to scam you but tells you she is a God fearing cancer suffering Christian!.

Anyway, thought you may want a heads up on this sad individual !.

content of SCAM Email:

I am Mrs. Natasha Vraets a widow suffering from long time illness (Cancer), I have some funds I inherited from my late loving husband Mr. Yusuf Nasri Al Karim, the sum of $9.5 USD Million which he deposited in bank here and I need a very honest and God fearing person that can use these funds for God's work, and 15% out of the total funds will be for your compensation for doing this work of God.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. That is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going.

I found your email address from the internet and decide to contact you. Please if you would be able to use this fund for God’s work kindly reply me with this

Your sister in Christ,

Mrs. Natasha Vraets"

I Like the passage "I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going."...So do we love...and it will be warm and give you a bloody god suntan!.

Mrs Vraets (God knows your real name :-) ) you are one sick puppy......


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Des ready to make his marathon debut for Leukaemia Charities


A SLEAFORD man will be joining thousands of athletes and joggers from across the globe for one of the world’s most famous road races.
Des McCauley will be taking on the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 22nd to raise money for a Leukaemia charity, a cause close to his heart.
While Des has always been a fit and healthy person, playing for Sleaford Town FC for 16 years and working as a PE teacher before becoming a prison officer, this will be his first marathon.
To read the full story click HERE to visit the Sleaford Standard Web Page.
To Sponsor Des Click HERE.
Good Luck Des :-)


Teenage prom queen arrested after pretending she had Leukaemia to raise $17,000


Good grief! many more low life's are going to try this sick scam?......have they no conscience ?

A prom queen who raised $17,000 after convincing her hometown she was dying of leukaemia has been arrested. 
Nineteen-year-old Angie Gomez, from west Texas, told concerned friends, family and even her fiancé she had just six months to live, and the community rallied around her with offers of support.
A police investigation led to the teen's arrest at her place of work on Friday, on a charge of theft-by-deception.

Her fake charity slogan was 'Behind every fighter there is a supporter. Will you be mine?'...Perhaps it should have been "alongside every REAL fighter there is a scammer...can I be yours?" 

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Monday, 16 April 2012

Bride 'Faked Leukaemia To Pay For Dream Wedding'

A US woman has been charged with fraud after falsely claiming she was dying of cancer in a bid to get her "dream wedding".

Well-wishers donated a wedding dress, the rings, and a honeymoon time-share in Aruba to 25-year-old Jessica Vega, who said she had leukaemia.But the New York state attorney general's office said she had been indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny, after investigating concerns initially voiced by her husband, Michael O'Connell.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said: "By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community's hearts and minds and profited off of their generosity

To read the full story click HERE.


Friday, 13 April 2012

Donors answer call for Policeman with Leukaemia

When an appeal went out to find a bone marrow donor for Insp Rik Basra no one was expecting the sort of response that it generated.....and what a result !

Donor high after policeman appeal


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Origin of chronic lymphatic leukaemia

Up until now the causes of the development of chronic lymphatic leukaemia, the most common form of cancer of the blood in Europe, have been unknown. At present a cure is not possible. A research group at the MedUni Vienna led by Christoph Steininger of the University Department of Internal Medicine I has now however discovered a lead on the origin of this disease. Says Steiniger: "This could influence the therapy approach taken in treating chronic lymphatic leukaemia."

For approximately 20 years it has been suspected that chronic lymphatic leukaemia occurs through the stimulation of  with other factors also playing a part. In the current research study, which has been published in the journal Blood, the scientists were looking for an antigen that attaches itself to the leukaemia  and they were able to identify the protein pUL32 of the human cytomegalovirus.
Virus "conceals" itself in cells
The cytomegalovirus, a member of the herpes family of viruses, is carried by approximately 60 to 70 percent of the Austrian population without them getting ill from it and without them even noticing that they are carrying the virus. In most cases people are infected with the virus during childhood. After being infected, the virus goes on to survive in the cells of the immune system their whole life long. The virus conceals itself within the cells and in addition it confuses the immune system with its own .
Only when the immune system in an infected person is weakened, for example by medical suppression as part of an organ transplant or in an HIV-illness, can the virus make someone ill. Whether this  can trigger leukaemia, or whether the connection observed between leukaemia and the cytomegalovirus points to another mechanism, independent of the virus, in the origin of the cancer is now the subject of several follow-up studies.
One of the follow-up studies is looking at whether an against the cytomegalovirus can prevent the leukaemia cells from being stimulated and so prevent the further advance of the disease.
More information: „Recombinant antibodies encoded by IGHV1-69 react with pUL32, a phosphoprotein of cytomegalovirus an B-cell superantigen.” C. Steininger, et al. Kipps. Bloodjournaldoi: 10.1182/bllod-2011-08-374058
Provided by Medical University of Vienna


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Haunting Titanic picture....


I found this rather low quality grainy picture whilst looking at Titanic related images today and thought I would share it with you.....

It is a picture of a pair of empty shoes lying on the seabed 2 1/2 miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

They have laid in the dark freezing depths for 100 year and silently mark the spot where one of the 1500 souls who perished that day came to rest. Just a pair of shoes perhaps, but i find the image very poignant because it makes me consider what a fragile thing life is and consider the question "When we leave this world what will we leave behind to mark our existence"?

Who wore these shoes? We will almost definitely never know, but there they are, 2 1/2 miles below the angry grey Atlantic Ocean, the only physical marker remaining to show the last resting place of a fellow human being....someones mum,dad,sister,brother,husband or wife....... but now...just a pair of shoes remains......

To read more about the Titanic story and to see more pictures click HERE.


Team doctor claims Petrov could have been a Chernobyl victim

Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov may have been a victim of nuclear radiation from the Chernobyl disaster, the Bulgarian doctor has said. The Villa skipper was diagnosed with acute Leukaemia last week and is undergoing treatment.

But it has emerged that Petrov could have been harmed by the toxic plume from the exploding Ukranian energy plant fell over Bulgaria in 1986.

To read more about this story please visit the Mail Online Newspage by following this link.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Stan Petrov's Leukaemia still headline news

Its a sad fact that illnesses such as Leukaemia never get a great deal of press coverage unless it affects a well known public figure.

Last week Aston Villa player Stan Petrov was diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia and simply Googling either his name or the word " Leukaemia" will return hundreds of web pages of info relating to his battle against his newly diagnosed illness. But why does it only seem to be that when stars such as Stan are affected that the media sit up and take notice? What about the thousands of other "normal" people, many of them children, who are, and have been fighting their own battles for many years,....why don't the press appear to hold their lives in such high esteem.... are they less valuable than Stan? Less news worthy?

This post is not against Stan, far from it,  i wish him the very best of luck in his battle. This post is aimed squarely at the media who only appear to give a damn...or space in their papers, to the subject of illnesses such as Leukaemia if it is deemed to sell their product.

How much exposure have they given recently  to the ongoing search for new bone marrow donors by the Anthony Nolan charity? How much backing have they given to Sir Ian Botham and Geoff Thomas in their support of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity? Yet they pick up a story such as Stans and milk it simply to make money for hollow and pointless is that?

Papers reach millions and they have the power to influence many into action.....yet how many so far have encouraged people to sign up to become bone marrow donors? how many have suggested fans make a donation to fund research into Leukaemia Research? THAT is the point that the media is not making, and for Stan and many thousands like him, that literally could be the difference between life and death.


Teenager's leukaemia not diagnosed because equipment was switched off


A blood specialist did not carry out a test that could have identified a 13-year-old girl's leukaemia because a crucial piece of equipment was switched off, an inquiry has heard.

Kathryn Beattie died at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow on June 21, 2004, after undergoing emergency surgery for bleeding on the brain.She had been admitted to the city's Victoria Hospital the night before after complaining of mild flu-like symptoms and struggling with her speech.After a brain scan revealed bleeding, Kathryn was transferred to the Southern General for surgery, but died shortly afterwards.

Biomedical scientist Alexander McLauchlan told a fatal accident inquiry that a blood film test, which could have shown up that she had leukaemia, would have been carried out if Kathryn had been admitted to hospital in the daytime.However, after 1pm on Sundays the machine used to stain the film was switched off so that it could be prepared for use the following day.

In blood film tests, a blood sample is pressed between two pieces of glass before being stained and analysed.Mr McLauchlan said Kathryn's blood results would have prompted someone in his position to examine a blood film if the equipment had been available.He told the inquiry at Glasgow Sheriff Court: "They are prepared ready for staining the next morning. That's what happens every night when we are on call.

"If I looked at the blood film that evening I could have said, that looks suspicious."

However, Mr McLauchlan also said that in 2004 he did not think he would have been able to recognise acute myeloid leukemia, the subtype of acute promyelocytic leukemia which Kathryn had.

The inquiry, before Sheriff Linda Ruxton, continues.