Please help Anne Kathrine Usi Facebook campaign goes viral

A Facebook campaign dubbed "Please help Anne Kathrine Usi" has gone viral online on Wednesday. Find out what it is all about.

Anne Kathrine Usi

The fan page asks for monetary donations for the benefit of Anne Kathrine, said to be a nursing student of Arellano University in Pasig, who is supposedly suffering from an illness called Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

GBS, according to a Wikipedia entry, is "an acute polyneuropathy, a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system."

Ascending paralysis, weakness beginning in the feet and hands and migrating towards the trunk, is the most typical symptom, and some subtypes cause change in sensation or pain, as well as dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. It can cause life-threatening complications, in particular if the respiratory muscles are affected or if the autonomic nervous system is involved. The disease is usually triggered by an infection.

What's intruiging about this campaign is that the Facebook page where it originated received negative comments from its own followers. There are mixed reactions since the page allegedly posted misleading information in the past.

However, some of its followers refuted allegations that the campaign is fake, saying that the person, her disease and condition are real. The authenticity of the campaign itself has become a subject of an online debate within the social networking site.

Here's the full description of the photos which are shown on the fan page. It garnered over 2,000 likes and 900 shares as of this posting.

Be the judge.

(Konting abala lang po.) Kami po ay lumalapit sa inyo.Sana po matulungan niyo po ang aming Kaibigan kahit isang taimtim na (Panalangin) lang po alam po nmin n may magandang kalooban din po kayo.Sana po Re-Post niyo po itong Message namin para makarating lang po sa mga taong may magagandang Kalooban rin at Handang tumulong wala pa pong isang minuto ito para ma I-SHARE.
Ang kaibigan po kasi nming si Anne Kathrine Usii ay dinapuan ng malubhang sakit na kung tawagin (Guillain-Barre Syndrome).(GBS)
at kailangan po niya ng tulong lalo sa tulong Financial sa sobrang mahal po ng gastos hindi na po kayang matustusan ng sobra2 ang bayarin sa Hospital at Medical assistance.Sana po matulungan niyo po siya.Hndi man po kami nakatulong ng lubos.Pero sana sa ganitong paraan man lang po sana may malapitan po kami o may handang tumulong po at mag Magandang loob para sa aming Kaibigan na ngayon ay nasa Malubhang kalagayan padin po sa I.C.U of VRP Medical Center (Contact VRPMC here: 464-9999, 531-4911 to 19). She need your help and prayers po. Any amount will do. Any cent will help to speed up her recovery. You may contact us through this numbers:
Anne's Sister Ms. Cated Usi- 0948-855-41-72 and
Anne's fiance Mr. Kelvin Contado- 0933-720-2208.
The account below is owned by Mr. Kelvin Contado.
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BPI-Account No.( 3529-1706-87 ) Owned by:Mr.Kelvin Contado.
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May God bless your BIG HEARTS ! Thank you for helping us. It means a lot to us. We may never be able to give back your help but we know that God will bless you more than you can imagine. Thank You and GodBless.

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**THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN WITH A CONSENT FROM THE PATIENT**
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Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious health problem that occurs when the body's defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness or paralysis and other symptoms.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder. With an autoimmune disorder, the body's immune system attacks itself. The exact cause is unknown. GBS can occur at any age.
Viral Facebook campaign