A family member being seriously ill can be one of the most difficult things any of us have to face. Family, for many of us, is everything.
When Amy Ellisa Hammer’s husband told her he would be leaving her she, naturally, was deeply upset. Hammer spoke about the event;
“When he said he was going to leave me, it was an impulsive thing. We’ve been together so long, I was scared, terrified. That’s my three kids, my husband that I’ve known for so long.”
I think we can all sympathize for Hammer in this situation, she’d raised her kids with this guy and now he was leaving. We can all imagine the kind of despair that could make a person feel.
However, what is slightly more difficult to accept about Hammer’s reaction was the lie that followed. The Mom of three from Randolph County, North Carolina, then lied to her husband about having cancer in order to make him stay, she describes it as;
“An impulsive thing and it snowballed.”
The lie only grew with time. The false cancer claim didn’t just upset (and make stay) Hammer’s husband, it also garnered sympathy from her local community, as such, Hammer began to accept donations for the cancer treatment that she didn’t need and wouldn’t have.
Unfortunately for Hammer the whole scheme came tumbling down when police conducted an investigation into her “fundraising”.
Fox 8 spoke with Hammer, who revealed she did not set out to make money from her faked disease, that she only lied with the intention of keeping her family intact. However, Hammer’s actions somewhat contradict this claim…
Hammer set up a Facebook Group called “Amy’s Promise” to allow members of her community to donate to her treatment for a non-existent illness.
(Image Credit, Facebook, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office)