(Image source: Inquisitr)

 

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

 

One family mourning the loss of a son says a donation hoax cost him his life.

 

Thomas Doty had reportedly been battling osteosarcoma—a rare form of bone cancer—for three years. He died earlier this year at the age of 20 and his mother says his life could have been saved it weren’t for one woman’s interference that gave them false hope.

 

The family was reportedly facing foreclosure on their home while trying to raise $50,000 for Thomas’ treatment when a family friend—Deadliest Catch star Jonathan Hillstrand—stepped in and asked fans for donations. That’s when the woman reached out to the family.

 

“The Doty family thought their prayers were answered when this woman, a fan of hillstrand, called with the promise of a quarter million dollars.”

(KGTV)

 

But that money never came. KOMO reports the family went back and forth with the woman for eight weeks, taking them on an emotional rollercoaster.

 

“She would get on the phone with me and say, 'I'm so sorry for what you’re going through and did you tell Thomas the wire is on the way?'” “Instead, he was slowly slipping away.”

 

The Dotys are reportedly still being harassed by the anonymous false donor and plan to contact police. The family’s attorney is trying to track down the donor and says he plans to take her to court.
 

 

Mother of Cancer Patient: Death Spurred by Donation Hoax

by Logan Tittle
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Sources:KGTVKOMO
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Dec 30, 2012

Mother of Cancer Patient: Death Spurred by Donation Hoax

 


(Image source: Inquisitr)

 

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

 

One family mourning the loss of a son says a donation hoax cost him his life.

 

Thomas Doty had reportedly been battling osteosarcoma—a rare form of bone cancer—for three years. He died earlier this year at the age of 20 and his mother says his life could have been saved it weren’t for one woman’s interference that gave them false hope.

 

The family was reportedly facing foreclosure on their home while trying to raise $50,000 for Thomas’ treatment when a family friend—Deadliest Catch star Jonathan Hillstrand—stepped in and asked fans for donations. That’s when the woman reached out to the family.

 

“The Doty family thought their prayers were answered when this woman, a fan of hillstrand, called with the promise of a quarter million dollars.”

(KGTV)

 

But that money never came. KOMO reports the family went back and forth with the woman for eight weeks, taking them on an emotional rollercoaster.

 

“She would get on the phone with me and say, 'I'm so sorry for what you’re going through and did you tell Thomas the wire is on the way?'” “Instead, he was slowly slipping away.”

 

The Dotys are reportedly still being harassed by the anonymous false donor and plan to contact police. The family’s attorney is trying to track down the donor and says he plans to take her to court.
 

 

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