Netlore Archive: Circulating on Facebook and Twitter, a prayer request for 2-year-old 'Audrin' King (actually Audri Kate King), who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Description: Viral prayer request
Circulating since: May 2010
Status: True / Child's name is misspelled
Facebook posting contributed by Daryl D., May 7, 2010:
Becky Ericson needs our prayers for a FB friend's daughter, Audrin King, and her family. Her two year old daughter was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. If you see this post. even if you don't know her, God knows...Please post this to your profile for 1 hour and say a prayer for that little girl and give everyone you know the opportunity to do so..Prayer is energy - Pay it forward.
Facebook posting contributed by Matt M., May 12, 2010:
VIA... Jason Corley In need of our prayers for a FB friend's friend's daughter, Audrin King, and her family. Today her two year old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. If you see this post, even if you don't know her, please post this to your profile for 1 hour, say a prayer for that little girl and give everyone you know the opportunity to do so. Prayer is energy - Please forward!!!!
Also, Facebook page created for this purpose:
Prayers for Audrin King
Analysis: Make that Audri Kate King. Despite the persistent misspelling of her name in online postings such as the above, news reports confirm that two-year-old Audri King of Chickasha, Oklahoma has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive soft-tissue cancer, for which she is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Local fundraising events were held in April and May for Audri and her parents, Janae and Brandon King, to help defray medical expenses and raise cancer awareness. PayPal donations are being accepted via a dedicated website, LadyBugHugs.org.
For more information see news links below.
Sources and further reading:
Dozens Go Bald for a Good Cause
News0.com, 27 April 2010
Friends Support Norman Girl with Cancer in Charity Event
The Oklahoman, 29 April 2010
Alums Reach Out to Toddler with Cancer
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma news release, 29 April 2010
Last updated 05/13/10