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The Power of the Internet

With stories of viruses, malware and security breaches the news is filled with stories about how bad the Internet can be. But every now and then a story emerges that demonstrates how the Power of the Internet can truly be a force for good.

In 1996, woman lies of dying of a fast-moving cancer. In the last two weeks of her life she loses the ability to speak and furiously starts jotting down what appears to be random letters on a bunch of index cards.

At the time, doctors took this is as a sign of dementia. That the cards held no true meaning and the old woman had lost her mind. For 18 years these cards laid discarded kitchen drawers and file cabinets until a grandchild took this puzzle to the Internet.  On the website Ask Meta Filter readers took up the task of deciphering this private code.  The granddaughter who posted the code was amazed that in 15 minutes, answers started coming back.Not only was an amazing code revealed.  But also the amazing woman who authored the cards, her Tour de  Force to overcome this crippling disease and the beautiful messages she left behind.

With the code broken, family members are scrambling to try to find the remaining cards, a total of about 20 to see what they say as well.Click the link above to read the original post and how many people contributed to crack the code and bring this beautiful story to light.

 

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Reads:

Our Father Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom the Power and the Glory forever.

Amen.

I found this story on The Blaze and it can be found all over the Internets.  I humbly added my site to the list and implore you to spread it’s up lifting story.

 


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