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(WTKR)   Four-year-old with cancer gets surprise limo ride. Returns home to find foundation has built sweet custom playground in his backyard. Too bad they didn't clean up the dust   (wtkr.com) divider line 24
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2013-05-12 12:05:16 PM  
Too bad it was an asbestos playground.
 
2013-05-12 12:05:43 PM  
That's better than surprising healthy four year olds at the playground with cancer, I suppose.
 
2013-05-12 12:09:02 PM  
Kind of a waste to build all that for a kid who will be dead soon, isn't it?
 
2013-05-12 12:11:35 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: That's better than surprising healthy four year olds at the playground with cancer, I suppose.


Mugato: Kind of a waste to build all that for a kid who will be dead soon, isn't it?


this is why I love fark.........
 
2013-05-12 12:15:33 PM  
They left his backyard a filthy mess?  What assholes.
 
2013-05-12 12:16:41 PM  

Mugato: Kind of a waste to build all that for a kid who will be dead soon, isn't it?


If you build it big enough, you can use it too.
 
2013-05-12 12:28:36 PM  
Still not cured from cancer
 
2013-05-12 12:34:59 PM  
I wonder where the limo took him.  Hooters?  Spearmint Rhino? Chuck E. Cheese?  Seems a 4 year-old would get bored with a multi-hour ride around the block, especially if he couldn't access the mini-bar.
 
2013-05-12 12:41:20 PM  
Driver, move that limo!!!1!
 
2013-05-12 12:46:45 PM  
It's a nice thing to do, but it seems like donating cocktail dresses to tsunami relief.  (Yes, people did that.)
 
2013-05-12 12:56:23 PM  
Nearly new custom playground set for sale on Criagslist in 3...2...1...
 
2013-05-12 01:00:47 PM  
On a positive note, the couple's replacement kid is sure to love their retro playground!
 
2013-05-12 01:12:24 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: It's a nice thing to do, but it seems like donating cocktail dresses to tsunami relief.  (Yes, people did that.)


And no doubt Haiti is now overstocked with sweaters and heavy coats. People do love to discard unwanted clothes and call it charity, don't they? Nevermind that the poor already have plenty of torn, stained clothes (and broken, ratty furniture). Just because somebody's hungry doesn't mean they'll appreciate the gift of a sh*t sandwich.
 
2013-05-12 01:17:17 PM  
Four year old with cancer receives the surprise of a lifetime

To be fair, when your lifetime only covers four years, the first couple of which you spend laying in your crib & pooping yourself, the surprise of a lifetime could be as little as jumping out of a closet shouting "BOO".

/still a very nice thing to do
//and as Toxic Gun said, this is why Fark is great
 
2013-05-12 01:34:14 PM  

WordyGrrl: BarkingUnicorn: It's a nice thing to do, but it seems like donating cocktail dresses to tsunami relief.  (Yes, people did that.)

And no doubt Haiti is now overstocked with sweaters and heavy coats. People do love to discard unwanted clothes and call it charity, don't they? Nevermind that the poor already have plenty of torn, stained clothes (and broken, ratty furniture). Just because somebody's hungry doesn't mean they'll appreciate the gift of a sh*t sandwich.


There's a surplus of donated second-hand clothing, and not just cocktail dresses.  Some of it ends up in landfills and some of it undermines local African clothing industries.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/12/business/second-hand-clothes-afric a
 
2013-05-12 01:47:02 PM  
We're sorry you cancer. Would a ride in a long car and some monkey bars help assuage your suffering?
 
2013-05-12 02:31:45 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: They left his backyard a filthy mess?  What assholes.


No kidding. It'll be a whole family of dirty Sanchezes every time they go out to play.
 
2013-05-12 04:30:29 PM  
It's Drew Curtis' Subby's WTKR3 Hampton Roads Fark.com

Three greens a day now from this guy?  Seriously?  You must have a beautiful penis, Subs.

Less than 5% of all headlines submitted get approved,...?

/Yeah, welcome to Fark-gate
 
2013-05-12 05:35:38 PM  
Well done, Subby and author of TFA, for not using the word "victim".
 
2013-05-12 06:54:36 PM  

Mugato: Kind of a waste to build all that for a kid who will be dead soon, isn't it?


Actually, no.  Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is one of the success stories of cancer therapy.  The cure rate is about 90%, so chances are he'll be fine.  But it's a terrible path; treatment takes years and involves multiple hospital admissions for intravenous and intrathecal chemotherapy.  The kid will also be at risk for other kinds of cancer for the next few decades.  Even if cured, he has zero chance of a normal childhood.  So there is no reason to begrudge him this gift at all.
 
2013-05-12 07:20:34 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: It's a nice thing to do, but it seems like donating cocktail dresses to tsunami relief.  (Yes, people did that.)


And the cocktail dresses got put in a box and sent to Japan?  Or put in a box and sent to a nearby thrift store where they are sold and the money used to buy relief supplies? (like, you know, numerous charities do)
 
2013-05-12 10:01:37 PM  

RickN99: BarkingUnicorn: It's a nice thing to do, but it seems like donating cocktail dresses to tsunami relief.  (Yes, people did that.)

And the cocktail dresses got put in a box and sent to Japan?  Or put in a box and sent to a nearby thrift store where they are sold and the money used to buy relief supplies? (like, you know, numerous charities do)


That's if the thrift stores are, in fact, donating the proceeds to a particular relief effort. Most just have a pet charity or are part of a corporate thing (like Goodwill).

Too many people think their dumped off dirty clothes are donated directly to people in need. "And if those people can't use it, they can sell it for money." Because if you've just lost your home and possessions to a fire or tornado, the first thing you want to do is endure the stress of throwing a yard sale featuring other peoples' discarded clothing.
 
2013-05-13 08:55:58 AM  
My daughter was diagnosed with ALL just this past March. We have started down the long road of treatment. This generous offer from this company will do this kid a world of good. The cure rates are improving everyday for this type of leukemia and we are seeing the results of her treatments already. I wish this little one good luck with all his treatments. These little guys go through stuff that would make grown men cry.
 
2013-05-13 10:40:17 AM  
Many cancer treatments can result in a compromised immune system, even if only temporarily. So, giving a kid a more private place to play can be really helpful. This kid has a tough row to hoe, even if this is a mostly survivable cancer.
 
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