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In a previous post, I talked about, Casey, a cancer sufferer currently undergoing chemo, who I first heard about courtesy of my friend dferguson

Even though Casey has no hair and will soon lose a leg, she entered an online competition to win a 3-day trip to New York, courtesy of Victoria's Secret.  Contestants have to post a picture of themselves, along with a brief note on why they love their body. 
The winner is the person who gets the most online votes.  You can vote every day.

I can't prove this, but when I voted yesterday, I could have sworn she was in first place, not only that, but I was sure that she had thousands more votes (almost twice as many) as the regular girl in the second spot.

For some reason though, as of this morning, Casey has slipped into second place, some six thousand votes behind that same person.  Maybe I made a mistake - though I don't believe so.
 
Call me a cynic, but as of a few minutes before posting this, the current leader (who I'm sure is a pleasant enough girl, but who seems no different to any of the other contestants) has 155,381 votes, Casey is now in second  place with 148,460 votes and third place has only 4,715.

UPDATE:  As of 6:30am (US/Eastern) on September 7th  Casey has 266,780, the girl in first place now has 309,848 and the girl in third place has just 4,836

Something's not right about here. 

In any case, if you can spare a moment, please follow
this link and click to vote for Casey.  If you can add the link to your favorites, so you can vote for her every day, that would be great .  If you'd like to post a link on your own blog, to encourage others to do the same as you, that would be fantastic.  

As I've said before, I doubt any of us will ever meet Casey, but how often do we get a chance to make a positive difference to someone's life with a mere click of a mouse?

Thanks for reading.



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david_bridger
Sep. 5th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Voted. Thanks for sharing this, Jon, and good luck to Casey!
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for voting :)
a_r_williams
Sep. 5th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Voted.
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Excellent! :)
clarionj
Sep. 5th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reminding us. I'm not sure I trust these voting sites either. (Heh, I just went on and on about that and realized ... let's just get the votes in and hope.)
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed :)

Ironically, I'd have said the Victoria's Secret would get a lot more goodwill (and probably press coverage) If Casey were to win.
bogwitch64
Sep. 5th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Done. I'll put it on my LJ too. ((((((((Jon)))))))) You're a pretty nice guy, you know? :)
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for adding a link (and the kind words). She needs a lot more votes than I can get for her from here :)
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jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

I hope your daughter's okay now. I imagine that was all kinds of scary, and not just for her.

I've been keeping an eye on the voting, and there's definitely something weird going on.
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jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
'... I wouldn't put it past any corporation to rig a contest...'

Me neither, but as I've mentioned elsewhere, I'd have thought this was a fantastic PR opportunity for them.

I guess we'll see.

Thanks again for voting :)
catephoenix
Sep. 5th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Her words show such grace and beauty. I hope she wins. Voted, will vote again.
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Excellent, and all this voting is good practice for the upcoming Puddle awards ;)
jjschwabach
Sep. 5th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I voted. She's still #2...
jongibbs
Sep. 5th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks. There's definitely something fishy going on here. According to the website, Casey's had about 41,ooo votes since I posted this entry, the girl in first place has had about another 58,000, while the girl in third is on 4,756 (about an extra fifty votes).

I can't prove it, but I'm sure Casey only had about 18,000 as of yesterday, though that was about double what the girl who's now in first place had.
jjschwabach
Sep. 5th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the other one has a wider online network?

Or perhaps it's the ol' "Let's make sure the pretty one wins" gambit.
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jongibbs
Sep. 6th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Lol, I had a sudden flashnack to my old teacher, Mrs. Mackintosh, looking at an 8-yr-old me who just asked if he can go to the toilet and saying, 'I don't know, CAN you?'

Thanks, both for saving me from further embarassment (I've changed it now), and for discreetly letting me know via a comment on a different post :)
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jongibbs
Sep. 6th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
therinth
Sep. 7th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Voted :D
jongibbs
Sep. 7th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
black_faery
Sep. 7th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
Voted (again), and I'll share it around as much as I can...

ETA: I am now seriously puzzled as to how I know at least five people have voted for her and the number has gone up by ONE from the number you posted in this entry - which was before those five people voted.

Colour me a cynic, but I'm pretty sure that's not right...

Edited at 2009-09-07 06:44 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Sep. 7th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I can't prove it, but there's definitely something fishy going on.

Thanks for voting though :)
black_faery
Sep. 8th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Number is still at 266,780 when I look at it.

I feel a need to contact Victoria's Secret and make with the complaining...
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