Poor Jess. She’s just 18 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkins Cancer (her words, not mine). She’s very frightened and needs support, so her adoring mother, Linda, started a Team Jess Facebook page for her.
On February 20th, Linda posts that Jess is very upset because she started losing her hair.
This would obviously be very traumatic for anyone. There’s just one thing…Jess hadn’t even started chemotherapy yet.
Jess posted a picture for her followers, asking them to wear purple in support of her fight.
Unfortunately, soon after, Jess took a turn for the worse.
Unfortunately, Jess’ condition continued to deteriorate. Her mom kept everyone updated.
Tragically, on Monday at 9 PM, Jess died. Her mother was devastated.
Meanwhile, on Facebook, eleven hours after her death, Jess was posting away on her boyfriend’s Facebook page.
(Sadly, the two lovebirds seem to have broken up last night. Long distance relationships between the living and the dead are hard to maintain).
Anyway, the person behind this one used her real name. She is eighteen year old Jessica Friend of Freeport, IL. This isn’t her first rodeo in faking stuff online.
Her Twitter account is also pretty amazing. Check out all the different characters she claims to be in the span of just a few months.
Seventeen year old pregnant teen.
Sister of a four year old cancer patient.
Pregnant with twins (of course).
Jessica also befriended the real life mother of a young girl with cancer. Here are some text messages the two exchanged. (Jessica’s texts are highlighted in green)
Real Jess’ boyfriend is, of course, also named Jeremy.
Lots of this has been deleted in the last 24 hours, but we have everything saved.
Here’s the Team Jess Facebook page.
Here’s the fake Facebook page of Jess’ mom. The updates about Jess’ “Hodgkins Cancer” were posted there.
Here’s Jessica Friend’s real Facebook page.
Jessica Friend, we’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.