As I have mentioned before, I spend time on The Nest, which is an online community made up mostly of women. I was looking around on that site today when I came across a story that just makes me shake my head in disbelief.
A woman named "Lindsay" apparently posted a story about the loss of her young daughter, I believe from some sort of cancer. Her daughter's name was Avigail, and she had a blog here on Blogger that was called "Remembering Avigail." I remember reading her blog and being touched by her story.
Well, it turns out the entire thing was a lie. Some very impressive sleuths on The Nest were able to discover that her entire story was made up. And if you do a search on Google of the name of her blog, you can find that she was all over the Internet, leaving comments on other people's blogs (including some people who actually lost children, as well as Matt Logelin's blog,which has the story of the loss of his wife the day after his daughter was born just over a year ago). She also did some posting on iVillage, about her supposed loss, but luckily, the women there, who had in fact lost children, found out about the fact that she was lying as well.
I find it hard to believe that someone could be so callous and make something like this up. I guess it just shows that there are some sick people in the world.