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Audri King Prayer Request

Outline
Message that circulates via Facebook, MySpace and email asks recipients to pray for two year old Audri (or Audrin) King who has cancer.



Brief Analysis
Audri King is a real child and she was indeed diagnosed with cancer in April 2010. Some versions of the message misspell the child's name as "Audrin" rather than "Audri".

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Detailed analysis and references below example.



Last updated: 18th May 2010
First published: 18th May 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Examples
Please lift Audri King and her family in prayer today...LET'S KEEP THE PRAYER CHAIN GOING FOR 2 year old AUDRI, just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer...If you see this post...even if you don't know Audri, God knows...Please...post this too....your profile for 1 hour and say a prayer for a precious child.

Prayers need to go out for a FB friend's daughter Audrin King and her family. Her two year old daughter was just diagnosed with stage 4cancer. If you see this post, even if you dont know her, God knows...Please post this.. to your profile for 1 hour and say a prayer for that little girl. Please and God bless you for doing it.



Detailed Analysis
Prayer request messages for two year old Audri King are currently being posted to Facebook, MySpace and other social networking websites. The messages are also circulating via email. The messages claim that Audri has been diagnosed with cancer and asks that recipients say a prayer for the child and pass on the request so that others will be aware of her situation.

Audri (not Audrin) King is a real child and, sadly, she was indeed diagnosed with cancer in April 2010. Many later versions of the message misspell the child's name as "Audrin" rather than "Audri". It seems probable that the misspelling is simply the result of a typing error made by one of the message's recipients as he or she reposted it.

Audri Kate King, born on December 19, 2007, lives in the city of Chickasha, Oklahoma with her parents, Brandon and Janae King, and her older sister Brooke. Audri's website provides more information about her situation, noting:
Audri was complaining of back pain and was taken to the emergency room on Easter Sunday. After being taken to Childrenís Hospital in Oklahoma City, a scan revealed several tumors. She was diagnosed with embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma cancer on April 15, 2010.

With this cancer being so aggressive, treatment will be as well. Audri started her first of many chemotherapy treatments on April 16, 2010. She will have multiple treatments over the next year, several requiring 5 day stays in the hospital.
A rally and fundraising event for Audri was held in April 2010. An article about the event published on NewsOK.com notes:
Friends and family from around the metro area gathered Tuesday night in Norman for a rally and fundraiser to support Audri and her family, who live in Chickasha. Dozens of people lined up to pay to have their heads shaved or buy a T-shirt.

The goal of the event was to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to raise some money to help Audriís family with medical expenses, said Danny Byard, event organizer. The family has medical insurance, but the cost of medicines and treatments will be high.
You can follow Audri's case via her website and via her Facebook Page.

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References
Audri Kate King
Friends support Norman girl with cancer in charity event
Audri Kate King - Facebook

Last updated: 18th May 2010
First published: 18th May 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer