A specific dying-wish chain letter

(This page created 8 December 1996.)

The Craig Shergold UL and chain letters have combined to create an interesting mutant offspring:

From: Parkin@MayoHospital.health.com
Subject: My dying wish

My name is Anthony Parkin, and you don't know me. I'm 7 years old, and
I have lukemea. I found your name using gopher, and I would like for
you to carry out my dying wish of starting a chain letter. Please send
this letter to five people you know so I can live forever. 

A Mayo spokesperson tells me: “There has not been a patient at Mayo named Anthony Parkin. There is no such e-mail address associated in any way with Mayo Foundation.” Needless to say, if you receive the above item you should not forward it.