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Photo Sharing Request for 'Pray For Rosalie'

Outline
Photo being circulated shows a young girl in with nasogastic intubation and her mother laying in the bed with her.  The photo’s caption implores the reader to share the photo and pray for the child.  While not present on the original version, it has also come to be shared with a comment attached stating the Facebook will donate for shares.



Brief Analysis
The girl in the photo was involved in a near drowning in June 2012 and subsequently passed away in August, 2013. The addition to the photo that Facebook, or anyone else, is donating 3 cents for shares is a complete fabrication added by unscrupulous pages seeking to pad their page's like/share statistics. 

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Detailed analysis and references below example.





Last updated: September 13, 2013
First published: September 11, 2012
Article researched and written by David M. White
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Example
Pray for Rosalie Facebook Share Request




Detailed Analysis
Two year old Rosalie Goodwin and her family, of Owasso, Oklahoma, were at a community pool on June 6, 2012 when she fell into the pool.  By the time an adult reached her and pulled her from the water, she had already been in long enough to sustain brain damage. Sadly, Rosalie passed away in August, 2013.

Local news media covered the accident, and friends and family set up pages on Facebook – some simply requesting prayers for the family, others organizing fundraising events to assist the family with mounting medical bills. However, Rosalie's photo was later copied and has been shared by the lower end of the Facebook moral spectrum – pages that copy and share photos of sick children for no reason other than to raise the like/share stats of the page.  They have added under the photo the comment, "Facebook is ready to pay 3 cent for every share. We don't know Whether it is true or not, but let's everybody share. Our One Share will Not Cost..."   Obviously Facebook is not donating 3 cents for shares – that is just a ploy of the morally bankrupt pages to increase their page stats.


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References
http://www.news9.com/story/23309237/owasso-girl-who-nearly-drowned-in-2012-dies-funeral-set
http://www.newson6.com/story/19499812/owasso-toddler-who-nearly-drowned-home-from-hospital

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Please-Pray-for-Rosalie/113775598763720
http://www.newson6.com/story/18734053/family-of-owasso-girl-who-nearly-drowned-is-hopeful-prayerful
http://www.ktul.com/story/18741523/near-drowning-tugs-at-community
http://www.owasso411.com/2012/06/rosalie-goodwin-fundraiser-thursday-at.html
http://www.news9.com/story/18745296/friends-of-owasso-near-drowning-toddler-set-up-fund-to-help
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Little-girl-fights-for-her-life-family-prays-for/Addq9TTDZEiZUjHJ5QUyww.cspx
http://www.newson6.com/story/19445966/global-community-helps-owasso-girl-who-nearly-drowned-in-pool


Last updated: September 13, 2013
First published: September 11, 2012
Article researched and written by David M. White
About Hoax-Slayer