I have received a complaint from a family member of Joshua Schwartz (of Joshua's Journey), asking that we do not discuss him here. I have deleted all comments pertaining to him, and I ask that from this point on that no one discusses him or his family. Additionally, I would ask that we extend that courtesy to all children. I appreciate that so far all of you have been receptive to me when I have made requests like this.
I think that the majority of comments here are insightful and I like that we are discussing many of the key issues surrounding this case, like media responsibility and the effect of social media. This blog was started because I am a passionate believer that cancer sufferers are entitled to the truth about what I perceive as lies regarding "alternative medicine". I know that the discussion here sometimes moves on from that, and because this case involves so many facets of contemporary life that so desperately need to be discussed, I am happy to have people stop by and share their thoughts. I realize that there is some controversy on being able to post anonymously, but I believe it was that one thing that was instrumental in getting Belle's story out there, so I will continue to let people post anonymously here. The only thing I ask is that people behave as though they are posting under their real names here, even when posting anonymously. I have seen some other discussions of Belle Gibson on the internet, and I must say that ours is by far the most gentle, so I only ask that we continue in that vein.
P.S. One final request: please do not use this particular blog post to continue with comments about Belle Gibson.