Amber Chandler, a Barrow County mother, has been forced to relive the three-year-old loss of her daughter to cancer after discovering someone has been perpetrating an online hoax with photos of the late 17-year-old Kayla Jones as well as Candler’s own blog postings about her daughter's ordeal.
The unknown blogger or bloggers created both Twitter and blog accounts about teens named “Jenna” or "Kayla," both of whom were reportedly dying of cancer, but the content on the sites was lifted from Chandler’s blog. On July 3 Chandler posted a warning about the hoax on her blog at momminus1.wordpress.com. Ironically, that was the third anniversary of when doctors gave her daughter the terminal diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. The Lawrenceville girl died only a couple of months later.
Once news broke this week about the hoax, the @jennafighter12 Twitter account was deleted. But Chandler said as of July 3, the blog by “Cameron,” the fake mother, is still up and claiming that her daughter will pass away this month.
Though the hoax has been painful, Chandler wrote that some good has come from it.
“People that knew nothing about my precious daughter who only lived to be 17, suffered and died on September 22, 2010, now know a little bit about my child who was gone too soon due to childhood cancer.”