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Re: The "Craig Shirgold" Urban Legend

Poster: Kensei <kensei@cris.com>

At 01:29 AM 7/25/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Poster: jonesj@SunBelt.Net (Phillip Jones)
>I post this at the request of THL Christiana dello Falco
>Craig Shirgold is a 7 year old boy who lives in Keen, N.H. He is dying
>from an inoperable brain tumor. He made a wish to Children's Wish
>Foundation, that he wants one million get well cards sent to him by
>August 15th so he can make the World Book of Records before he dies.
>Cards can be made or bought. Please send the cards to the following
>		Craig Shirgold
>		c/o Children's Wish Foundation
>		32 Perimeter Center East
>		Atlanta, GA 30346.

The foregoing is an urban legend which has been making the rounds for some
time now.  I believe it may be even included in the recent book "The Big
Book of Urban Legends", which can be found in the humor section of any
well-stocked bookstore.  I believe the name "Craig Shirgold" or a variant is
used as well.

In any case, colleagues of mine in Federal law enforcement have checked this
out with the major "Make a Wish" foundations in this country and have found
no truth to it.


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