reinventmyself Posted May 3, 2019 Share Posted May 3, 2019 More of a debate than anything. To those who use FB, how do you feel about all the fundraiser requests? I have an acquaintance, a friend of friend if you will, battling cancer. She has a teenage daughter and recently changed insurance mid treatment to be able access better physicians and more current options. She has a FB fundraiser page, I admit I am a tad preoccupied with. Not proud of it, but true. She uses a photo filter to alter her appearance. It's so obvious and over the top, she looks like a cartoon character. A Barbie Doll. Her first fundraiser ended after 90 days, warranting 20k and after a couple days she started a new one. My heart aches for her and her daughter but at the same time I am troubled by the attention she gets. 90% are a fan club of men from around the world, upwards in the 1000's, responding to the daily altered pictures, telling her how beautiful she is. But, basically it is not her. I know what she looks like in RL and this isn't remotely close. Her cancer is terminal. There is no cure, just measures to prolong her life. I can not imagine. I also can't imagine the preoccupation with her image at this point in her life. As if there aren't more important things to focus on? I will say, it works. She gets the attention and the money she is seeking. I have to ask myself if were in her place, would I do whatever it takes? I think not. I just couldn't. Along with all the comments about how beautiful she is, there is very little or no acknowledgment from these men about her real struggle. She hasn't gone without criticism. There is the minority that accuse her of being a troll taking advantage of the situation. Why welcome that kind of stress when you are fighting for your life? Seriously. I know most will respond, telling me to mind my own business, acknowledge my own preoccupation and get a life of my own. I know!! You don't need to tell me what I already know. It just grates on me some. I suppose I should just block her but at the same time, I keep wondering what it must be like and hope she's o.k. What's the saying? ~For the grace of God go I. Anyone of us can be in her shoes - in a heartbeat. What would you do? Link to comment
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