Saturday, October 29, 2011

Social Media Frenzy / Izzy McManaway

With so many people twittering and facebooking about my niece...I've posted this on facebook and ask you to share it:

"With love, I respect your care and concern for Izzy, for my sister and her family. But PLEASE take care in the information you are posting and twittering. If you don't know the facts, please contact me and I'll be glad to inform you. It's disturbing to read falsehoods through twitter and to know how fast that misinformation can travel. And above all, PLEASE DO NOT post messages to contact Izzy's parents for information, for interviews, for ideas, for updates...for anything. My sister is exhausted - EXHAUSTED! Her spiritual, mental and physical health is far more important than Izzy meeting Justin B. Please remember that as you continue to grow this community and, inadvertently, create a frenzy that may have detrimental effects on people I love the most. "

11 comments:

Miss Tilney said...

I've only been praying. Every time I think of it I feel tears. Your poor, poor sister. *hugs*

margaret said...

Sorry, Amy, I forgot who I was logged in as.

amy said...

Thank you for your prayers and love, Margaret. We all appreciate it ....and, just for the record, Miss Tilney is welcome to post here any time : ' )

Solomon's Adventures Travel said...

Hi Amy, I received an email on FB with an address to send Christmas cards to Izzy... is it okay?

Starla Yarbrough said...

Hello - I have recieved this message on Facebook about Izzy and want to make sure it is NOT spam - This this time with you, your sister, your whole family and most of all Izzy, I don't want to do anything disrespectful. Please let us know if this is TRUE. Thanks
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I need you to please send this little girl as many Christmas cards as we can. She has cancer and this will be her last Christmas with us on earth. All she wished for was Christmas cards. Let's try to help make her happy. Her name is... Izzy McManaway PO Box 53, Fayetteville, WV 25840 Thank you all!" Please share this little girls story with your friends and do the right thing.

jackiewest said...

I also saw the Facebook post. Is this true or spam? I work in the media and would be happy to promote it, if that is the wishes of her and the family. Let me know... jackiewest@ wjls.com. thank you

Anonymous said...

Hey there are a lot of people reposting and re-tweeting a purported christmas card request, as mentioned earlier in these comments. A definitive answer on whether or not your niece wants them would be appreciated.

Thanks,

amy said...

Thank you to all who have visited; I encourage you to click on the "home" tab on these older posts so that you can keep up with the latest updates.

No, Izzy never made such request with the Christmas cards. Their family currently has enough mail to keep them busy for a full year. Your prayers are what is most appreciated.

Warm regards to all who care; our family wishes you all peace during this holy season †

Anonymous said...

My Mom works at the nursing home near you & had brought home the request...sorry for posting it to others.

amy said...

Please do not feel badly with regard to the Christmas cards... we recognize that this is a gesture of goodwill and all is appreciated. We know that most folks out there have good intentions and want to wish this precious child a Merry Christmas : ) there is nothing wrong with that... I'm just clearing up that it didn't actually come from Izzy's mouth that she requested it, that's all.

Andrea said...

i miss you izzy :D

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