Meet Joshua Johnson.
Joshua is a part time rodeo rider and a soccer player and he’s had an extremely tough life.
Joshua, when he’s not riding bulls on the rodeo circuit, is also the single father to a lovely six year old girl named Bobbie. Bobbie is extremely, um, precocious.
Where to start? Well, first of all, that picture of Joshua Johnson is actually David Beckham, the internationally famous soccer star.
Also, take a look at this picture of Joshua Johnson and his doctor. Keep in mind, his doctor, of course, is obsessed with Joshua and considers him a role model. In fact, he posted about Joshua on his personal Facebook page.
I’m not from Texas, but unless this is Dr. Doogie Howser (and he doesn’t write like he’s Doogie Howser) he looks a little young to be an oncologist. Also, suddenly Joshua Johnson has morphed into a twelve year old who looks nothing like David Beckham. In fact, if you look at the various Joshua pictures, you can see that they’re probably five or six different people.
When questions emerged about Joshua’s authenticity, Kicking Out Cancer shared a phone number for people to call to confirm its veracity. This is the voicemail for that phone number.
If that person is six year old Bobbie Johnson, I’m David Beckham’s wife. Sigh.
The pictures of Cherry and her sister were pulled from various places on the internet, just like the pictures of Joshua and Bobbie. In fact, Joshua has a lot of friends who are fake.
Mayberry Rosey Johnson (love that one too)
Yeah. In fact, the only REAL person who is a close friend of Joshua and Bobbie is a woman in Washington named Jennifer Chick. Joshua went and visited Jennifer in Puyallup, Washington. Jennifer writes exactly the same way Joshua, Bobbie and even Dr. Johnson write. The contact information for Kicking Out Cancer? Jennifer’s address.
Jennifer attended the Relay for Life at Franklin Pierce High in Washington as a representative of Kicking Out Cancer. She proudly displayed posters she made commemorating the cancer fight of imaginary Joshua Johnson.
This whole thing seems to be an elaborate fantasy for Jennifer, and we’ve been looking at it since October. I was on the fence about writing it up because it seems so OBVIOUSLY fake. The problem is that “Joshua” has reached out and sent letters to real pediatric cancer patients. A bigger issue? Hope for Cherry now has a fundraising Joy Jar.
That’s not good. I think Jennifer Chick has some explaining to do, and if you donated to Kicking Out Cancer or Hope for Cherry, you were most likely scammed.