This Mom’s Kids Are The Real Victims Of Her Terrible Cancer Scam

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Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.45.24 PMElizabeth Edmunds, a 31-year-old mother of six in Australia, had the saddest story in the world. She had ovarian cancer and just three years left to live. She was leaving behind a loving husband and six soon-to-be motherless children. She also needed expensive medical treatments, and since her story would make the most hardened Internet jerk cry, the Internet opened up its heart and wallet to help out. Then the whole thing turned out to be a horrible hoax.

According to Buzzfeed, in the beginning of September a Facebook group called Help for Elle shared Edmunds’ story and started asking for donations, because her cancer treatments reportedly cost at least $1,600 every month. Help for Elle was started with the help of a nice lady named Jessica McKay, who reportedly wanted to help because she was moved by Edmunds’ story and had had family members with cancer.

On top of the Facebook page, McKay left donation tins at local businesses to collect money for Edmunds.

Heartbreaking photos showed Edmunds kissing her children and shaving her head after starting “chemo.”

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(Facebook/Help for Elle, Via Buzzfeed)

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