WOW! That is all I can say. After they deleted everything. And it all seemed to happen so fast. You have to be right. Gosh what can be done about people like this? Can they really be prosecuted for this? Something needs to be done!
I am not sure. It really is a shame that they have done this. There are real people out there that are suffering that need help.
I totally agree! It's sad, all the talk of being Christians and then it was all a lie. Someone needs help! Also, doesn't that baby look healthy as in weight wise? I mean my son was 8lbs and looked healthy with cute little chubby cheeks, this baby looks "meaty." what were they thinking!!?? I want to know who these people are and know what they were thinking! What was the situation last year that this happened? I missed that one (I think before my blog-time).
I do pray for everyone invovled from the scammer to the people following the lies.
Someone posted it in another comment here im not sure what post it was commented on though.
I think that pic cements even the most skeptical minds (I was never skeptical though!) You're spot on with this blog as well. I am actually surprised I haven't been flamed on my blog post of the same subject. It's sad to see all these great people willing to volunteer their prayers on her behalf and all for nothing. Those are the ones I think are hurt the most in this.
It makes me sick to think as I laid holding my 2 boys last night I was praying to God to give this parents more time with their baby girl. Now I just finished praying for the sick person behind this.
I am very sad! I didnt want to believe it but how can I not with the proof at hand.
It is just terrible! How could someone be so sick. I mean I give it to her she was a great writer, but very secretive and then this.. I don't understand. I wonder if PASS (whatever it was called) is really recieving the money she talked about and what do they really know? We could all do an investigation! :) Contact 20/20!
I want to say that I am sorry to all those who believed "April Rose." Do not lose heart or faith that there are some decent people left in the world that actually need prayers and help. The person behind all this needs prayers that she find peace with herself.
What about the photographer?? Gosh I want to contact everyone and find out what they say.
I feel I did my job, and prayed like I said I would. I believed her, I did, but not anymore. I had my six year old, who lost her infant sister pray for her as well. How can I tell her that little April isn't even real? I'm just going to hope she forgets it. Not likely, she asked about 15 minutes ago if April was still alive. I'm angry, but I pray for B, and whoever else was involved.
i really dont want to believe this but who knows.. shes lives a town over from me but i personally dont know her. I want to believe that their is a little april rose but why these pictures of her
I am still praying for B to she must have something in her life really bad. I am so so sad right now I had doubts but I wanted to believe and prayed and cried for her. Why would any one do this?
i have followed this story from the beginning and i truely believed this story. how did you figure this out? and thank you for exposing this fraud!
these images are clearly altered. why would she make this up? why would she do his will? why? it makes no sense. these images are altered. th blogger nobody is probably the same person who has been harrassing them for weeks. these images are altered. this one image that this hateful blogger is showing you.
Sweetheart you can clearly see the two separate images on top of each other. I only want to help you!
The images are not altered in any way but to fit them togather and turn the one black and white if they are alterd tell us how??
Thank you for posting the pictures and bringing this to light. I have followed B from her 1st post. I will continue to pray for her because there must be something in her life that would make her do/say such dishonest things. I hope that this is all wrong..and that she has a reason behind posting pictures of a doll..but Im no idiot and I highly doubt she does.
Jennie The pic that they posted of April was posted on a doll board and we all recognized her right away! There is no doubt! I really hate seeing honest kind people being lied to. So, here I am. I cried myself reading all the posts that people sent them. SO SAD!
Same here I still pray for B and D and little april rose. I do want to believe them and I cant wait till this gets straightened out
inHIStightgripI am sorry you still believe these people. It took me all day just to figure out how to post the pics! I doubt I know how to alter anything! Besides if you follow their site you saw the pic they posted with your own eyes! I even posted the original page so you could see it!
If it's hateful inHIStightgrip, why are you here? This is a blog set up for Little April being a fake. You have to understand that most all of us are and were believers and that there will be skeptics (for a lot of reasons). I am on the fence and don't understand why they aren't updating for those of us who might still care. Bloggers get hate mail, that's how it goes. It is sad. "Nobody" is not hateful, it is a totally legitimate raise of the red flag. Thank you "Nobody".
Your welcome. I thought her deletion of everything was proof enough. Even I wanted to believe it was a true story, but why the fake pics?? That was my comment to her then all was deleted and I knew she was lying. I am sad along with the rest of you!
I agree thank you!! What about her friend raechel? Has anybody tried to contact her. I don;t know her blog address but I think she may have been fooled also! That is whom i am really praying for she lost a daughter and I think "B" preyed on that.
I emailed her and her hubby. They seem like nice people. I hope they are not involved. I think they have fallen victim to a friend trying to copy their story for personal gain.
Maybe April passed away a long time and she didn't know how to handle it or she terminated and felt so guilty she started this. Who knows?
Oh.. and just a side note I have not been harassing them for weeks. I just saw their blog last night. I thought this was the best thing to do. I did send her messages that I knew she was lying and to stop. This was even a last resort.
Her husband (Ryan) responded to messages asking not to include her in the drama. People were asking why comments about April were being deleted from the blog and he said it was because Raechel's blog is intended for family and friends.www.raechelmyers.blogspot.com/
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Ive also emailed her and gave her the link to the doll forum that sells the dolls as well as the post in re to it. I hope she is ok. She really went through this and didnt deserve to have tis done to her.
A friend on the doll forum shared the link last night. She also had been following the story praying etc.. when she saw the pic she posted on the forum asking what we thought. Idk who has been harrasing them but it wasnt anyone i know!!
There is a woman that met "B" a few weeks ago and said the prenancy pics that "B" posted were really her and she had a little baby bump. She said she adopted "B"s dog. I think like most of you that picture she posted was a doll...theres the proof right here. But I just can't figure out what is going on...she is obviously really pregnant...but why the doll???
You can fake a pregnancy. All you have to do is by the sympathy belly. Also some women actually have false pregnancies. If she is crazy enough to make this up maybe she is crazy enough to have a false pregnancy. I also do not think she is doing this on her own. Raechel wrote that she has spoekn to "d". So a man needs to be involved.
I don't suppose we will ever know the real story, but I do know that she needs help.
Is this the forum you were talking about? http://forum.bountifulbaby.com/viewtopic.php?t=31986&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
yes it is
I posted the link earlier
Maybe she wanted to go to great lengths to keep her life private. Initials for names and a doll to represent a baby she just had. If you are going to go that far, why the blog at all? If you want to document stuff and keep it private...do so. Heck, make up your name....it's better than "B" and Dan, I mean "D". It is all still sad.
Maybe she just wants to be a writer and needs readers, but she really went way to far!!
Sad part is there are over 300 people watching that blog right now waiting for answers
go to rufflebutts.blogspot.comI cant post link
I am one of them?I just want to know what is going on!!
Me too I've been so caught up in all this I totally forgot to eat until I started getting lite headed.
Of course, it could very well be just that. In my opinion, if that is the case, a bit of a warning wouldn't hurt. I am sure nothing will come out of all this. That blog will remain with one post on it, people will keep commenting which goes to an email address that I doubt anyone is checking. I just haven't come across a blog like this yet, I know there are some out there but I haven't experienced it. I don't think we will ever know.
I don't see anything on rufflebutts blog
Apparently there is a new blog that "B" has set up according to a comment on the Rufflebutts blog. Also, Rufflebutts has insisted the removal of her ad because she didn't get a response to emails she sent out to "B" and Kelli. She is doing this for her business.http://rufflebutts.blogspot.com/
I got it. Thanks!
What is this "new" blog link?
Creating a new blog. Really. Because that's what everyone does when they are cherishing every moment with their critical newborn...what a loser.
Thank you for posting this Nobody. I was completely fooled. Read every post she wrote & prayed for her. Lesson learned. If you get any further proof or info, PLEASE post. Does anyone know if Raechel just recently met "B" or have they been friends for a while? Hopefully Raechel will provide some insight. Does anyone have any leads on who Kelli is?
I am not seeing anything about a new blog. I wonder what this person was talking about (the one who commented on Rufflebutts blog). So interesting.
There's no new blog.
If you hook up to MckMama's facebook page I heard it was there. I don't have a FB so ??? Why is she messing with blogging right now? She is a fake scamming nutball.
Hey - did you all see the post from the woman who said someone stole her identity & was using it to solicit donations to "April's Mom"? She said that someone used her name to post "We just made a donation to B and April Rose using her PO box address on her site. Please let us know of any other fundraising efforts on their behalf."Obviously they were posing as credible people to lower suspicion. Disturbing.Here's the link - http://resolved2worship.xanga.com/703234696/posing-to-be-me-identity-theftfrauddeceit/?ref=topblogs
Well Rachel's blog is completely gone too!
I found it! New link though
ChanneThat is so crazy wrong!
Nobody, if there is a new link, why don't you post it?
Good point.http://raechelmyers.blogspot.com/This was not the one I originally had anyway. There is still some April Rose stuff on it.
Raechel's husband posted this. Just click on the comments to the most recent post.RE: Anonymous:If April Rose is not fake, why are you deleting things? Were you not updating for her? People were invested in this. If you are as good a person as you portray yourself to be, please let us know what is going on?-------------This is Ryan, Raechel's husband.Comments are being deleted from this blog because this is our family's PERSONAL blog.This is here for our friends and family and not as a sounding board. A blog post about mine and my wife's 6 wonderful years of marriage is no place for this drama.We have offered support to a friend through her pregnancy. That does not merit questioning the spiritual walk of my wife.I would kindly ask you to no longer include Raechel in your opinions on this issue. On her blog, or by e-mail.http://raechelmyers.blogspot.com/
I don't see the link. I have facebook, I am a fan of MckMama and I don't see it. Am I not seeing it? The last post was May 14th and the discussion boards all have to do with MckMama's son. Yeah, and Raechel's blog comes up still. I'm still on the fence and I also think this is going to remain a mystery. No one knows how April is doing or Rebecca for that matter.
Does anyone have the link to the new blog? I am so upset about all this I have to see if there is some explanation.
http://twitter.com/giftofbreathThat is Raechels twitter account
There is a facebook page "Praying for April Rose" on facebook and they are all even stumped by the sudden absence.
I really don't want to believe that Ryan and Rachel are involved, but you have to wonder. They should be just as angry!
you would think that they would want to clear their names from her..I do know however that they do not live near her...
Yeah Nobody. If Ryan & Raechel arent involved, then why not just say look, we're sorting everything out right now, give us some time, and we'll get back to you. What gives?
I still can't figure this. The person who wrote the posts OBVIOUSLY had a Christian background. How can you know that much about Christianity & still perpetrate a scam like this. I don't want this to be true (that it was a scam), but I think it is looking more like that every minute.
Fine. If that's what you need to stop talking about my family, here you go...'we're sorting everything out right now, give us some time, and we'll get back to you. 'Instead of involving ourselves, we have decided to stay out of the drama.Ryan
Ryan,I am only intending to inform people that they have been lied to. This is a truly sad story that people have invested their emotions in. If you are one of those people then I am sorry for you. Nobody wants to hurt or talk badly about your family.
It is a bit strange there was no explanation from them. But I guess they really don't have to, right? Reading Raechel's tweets from 5 hours ago, well, it seems like she is going about her day. I am sure if this is all real, they are keeping it on the low down because of blogs like this seeking them out. You know because it's hateful. I don't see how. Just pointing something out, it's not like people weren't skeptical prior to the "birth".
I only emailed your wife one time. Only to show her the pics. Not to bother her or you. As you know through e mails to you. My intent was not to hurt or bother you.
Ryan, you have to see how strange this is.....come on man. The subject of April was dropped like a hat the minute someone yelled "Doll". It is really peculiar. No one is talking badly, we are simply stating that something isn't right.
http://theblogfrog.com/psearch/ViewThread.aspx?threadID=327&blogID=104191see people have donated money!! You dont have to ask all you have to do is have a sad story and wonderful people are willing to help!! Im so mad!!
I am just touching on one thing April was dignosed with Trisomy 13 syndrome. The "picture" of the baby has now birth defect? Look up images of Trisomy 13. That "picture" of April looks a little to perfect. Just my opinon!
I agree 100%
now i meant no
I am still feeling sad and betrayed and wish they would just tell us something!Anything!I lost a daughter so every time I hear of some one losing a baby it makes me so so sad and I pray so much and hard.
I would like to say to Ryan that I don't for one second believe that they knew what this was all about. I think that they too have been exploited because of there loss. I think that they are the ones who have truely been hurt by this. for that I am soooo sorry. I am still hoping that this is a big mistake. I bought a t-shirt( which even now I don't regret) If this is a scam, shame on "b" but i will not feel bad and neither should anybody else for believing we thought we were helping. Our hearts were in the right place. I'm just happy it has been exposed.anybody find the "new" blog yet?
A post I found by a nurse:"Reply by Tracy , author of The Backyard on 6/8/2009 3:15 PMI am a NICU nurse, have seen many tri 13 babies and they are all of varying degrees of dysmorphism (deformities), and some can look very "normal". However, the pictures of the baby yawning, etc, look like a much older baby and not a newly born infant. IMO.-Tracy"She has many points with regards to all the pictures posted of April.
Yes I to am sorry Raechel and Ryan.
Ryan - I too am sincerely sorry for what you & your wife have gone through because of this. It sounds like your hearts were in the right place.
here's what i think....create a blog, make a ton of people fall in love with you and your baby. get an innocent woman to be your right hand and use her. after the baby is born she needs all this medical help. cue the donations. i bet they planned all this out and just two stupid kids who wanted to make a buck. probably go to catholic school so they know a bit of religion and the rest is just too easy. i followed that blog from day one but never liked "b" at all for some reason, just kept going back to see if the baby was born. i never thought it was a fake. oh well!
it's not even that she knew a lot about "religion" - she just spoke like someone who has a personal relationship with Christ. She spoke like a "believer." That's what's so creepy- now knowing that it was all a sham.
Nobody: were there additional pictures of "April" posted on B's blog at some point? Is that what the black-and-white photostrip is? I was checking back frequently this weekend and only saw the one photo.I am so sick over this. I actually told my husband about B's story over the weekend, and got choked up talking about it. I couldn't sleep Saturday or Sunday night, thinking about how awful it was they were going to lose their baby. I almost left a nasty remark on the twin's mother's blog (can't remember the name of it) after reading that she thought this was a scam. But then I did more research and found this blog and the pictures.I don't think B did this for money. I think she did it for the same reason any mentally unstable woman fakes a pregnancy: for the attention and the experience of "having a baby". I have nothing but pity for her. Yes, I'm upset that I was emotionally scammed, but I feel really sorry for her. Obviously she has very big issues going on in her life. I also feel bad for Raechel. I'm just wondering who Kelli and Dan/D are, though. Are they real people? Was all contact done by email or did anyone ever speak over the phone to these two? Not that it matters, I guess. I just feel so sick and awful for every single person who was sucked into this. Especially those who were down on their knees praying for this "baby" and her family. Awful.I imagine this is going to have a very big ripple effect in the blog world, too. Every time someone starts a new blog or sends a prayer request, there will be some skepticism. Which is so awful. No one should have to think twice before they decide if someone's prayer request/need is valid! There were a couple of red flags in this story, but I didn't put them together until after realizing it was all a story. I thought it was strange that B would allow Raechel to blog so intimately about the labor and delivery. But then when Raechel logged off for the night and there weren't any more updates, I thought it was because B decided it was too much private information being shared. And then when April's picture was taken down, I thought it was strange. But then D's post seemed to explain that, also.I'm sure there are a LOT of people who still have no idea and are checking the blog every ten minutes and praying for this "family". Very, very sad. Some of the more high-profile bloggers should do posts about this, to get the word out.
I have posted the color pic that was originally posted yesterday. The black and white strip was posted this morning. After I messaged the author the pics were removed right away! I agree about the high profile bloggers too. I have no clue what I am doing except that I wanted people to know the truth. I really do not know how to blog. lol!
YOu can see the cached page of the original page in my post with the address.
InHIStightgrip, you are an idiot.