I have heard today from five people who received “Warrior Eli” bracelets. All were sent from the United States. This was explained away by JS and Dana as an easier mailing solution.
Reader 1 writes: i’ve been talking to JS for four years. i am so dissapointed that this is all a hoax.
he had sent me a bunch of warrior eli wristbands and i thought you might want to know the return address. supposedly his “sister” emily sent them to me, because he didnt want anyone to know where he lived exactly because he wanted to protect his children..
Reader 1 friended “JS’s sister” Emily on Facebook and received the following message.
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to your friend request – I really haven’t been on facebook too much lately. Between school, work, taking care of my parents, and trying to get to Sask as much as I can it’s been crazy! I usually don’t accept friend requests from people that are also friends with J and Dana but you sound like you’re pretty awesome and I could totally get away with being friends with you without my Mom getting suspicious of anything! I do have a rather odd request though, if it’s ok, please don’t post anything related to J, Dana, the kids, or childhood cancer on my wall. I’m friends with my Mom on facebook and she doesn’t know that I still talk to J at all. I feel bad sneaking around behind her back to have a relationship with my brother but it is what it is.
Today, after child after child of “JS and Dana” were found to actually be the children of a popular South African blogger as well as many unsuspecting Flickr users, Reader 1 had the following conversation with “JS.”
JS: “I feel like I should tell you before anyone else does that some people stole a lot of our photos and are calling my family a hoax and me a scammer. My father-in-law made all of our pages private to keep them away last night. Please stay away from these people, I really don’t want to lose you as a friend because of this bs”
Reader 1 will be blacked out to protect her privacy in these screen shots, but I’ve verified the contents.
I should note that Reader 1 is young and has been talking to “JS” for several years. She’s heartbroken over this, but she was smart enough to realize something was very off about this situation.
I have more proof. In fact, thanks to the wizards of the internet who have been emailing me all day, I know Emily’s work history, prior addresses, and favorite Harry Potter movie.
No, she doesn’t have a son, let alone a son with cancer. No, she doesn’t have a brother JS. No, she didn’t have a murdered brother Sammy. And Dana didn’t die on Mother’s Day because Dana is not a real person.
I personally would like Emily to apologize to the people who’s pictures she stole, the people who she emotionally manipulated and the people who donated money to a charity she chose under EXTREMELY false pretenses.
I also think she owes a huge apology to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. They are an incredible charity and did not deserve any kind of black mark on their reputation.