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Subject: Looking for anyone who might know this girl
It is a long-shot that someone will know this young lady, but if we send it to many, many people, perhaps someone's forwarded message will find relative or someone who knows her.
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS GIRL?
This little girl is at the Phuket Hospital in Thailand. She does not remember her own name or anything! She has lost her parents. She must be of Western origin. She was a victim when she got caught in the Tsunami (tidal wave) disaster in Phuket, Thailand and nobody knows who she is, so we are hoping if we distribute this email around the world someone will know her.
Someone might realize who she is. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Keith M. Nelson
McCurley, Orsinger, McCurley, Nelson &Downing, L.L.P.
Attorneys at Law
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 800
Dallas, Texas 75225
Now for the whole truth…
Comments: True, though outdated. The subject of these alerts was identified as Sophia Michl, age 10, of Germany, and returned to her homeland soon after the photo above was posted on the Web site of Phuket International Hospital and circulated via forwarded email in January 2005.
Sophia had been brought to Phuket Hospital after becoming separated from her parents when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck the Thai island last December 26. She was identified by a co-worker of her father's who saw her picture on the Internet. Unfortunately, her parents were never found.
Sophia's story is similar to that of another child potentially orphaned by the tsunami, 2-year-old Hannes Bergstroem of Sweden, who was identified by a relative after his image was posted on the same Website. He has been reunited with his father, though his mother is still listed among those missing.