"My daddy died this year in Iraq. I am going to give my mommy the Angel pendant that daddy put on mommy when she was having me. I had in in my jewelry box since that day. I love my mommy."
The DoD has confirmed that nobody by the alleged father's name ever died in Iraq. The girl's grandmother told the press that the girl's father lives in another town. And now the girl's mother, Priscilla Ceballos, admits the essay is untrue. In fact she stated that they never said it was supposed to be true. She says about her daughter:
"She's aware of what she wrote, and she knows that that wasn't true."
Sure the daughter knows it's not true because her daddy is alive and well but the daughter was writing what her mother told her to write. The six-year old doesn't understand the consequences of this action. She was just doing what mommy told her to do.
And in regards to the essay not meant to be true, I just don't get it. If we didn't know the truth behind this thing, who of us in reading the line from the essay posted above would think it was anything but true? Exactly! If the mother had included something that stated it was not true, they never would have won. The contest officials awarded her the grand prize because they felt sorry for her because her daddy died.
The mother knew what she was doing, she was using her daughter to tug at heartstrings to get the grand prize. Plain and simply put--she lied. And she used her daughter to facilitate the lie. The child surely couldn't realize the consequences of her actions but like a good little girl, she was doing what her mother told her to do. A child isn't going to write about a parent being dead if they know the parent isn't dead. No, the mother told her what to write, the mother was irresponsible and sets a terrible example for her daughter.
Isn't it bad enough when kids make up this stuff on their own? But now it seems the parents are lying and cheating for them. It's just disgraceful. Another example of a woman who never should have been allowed to have children.
I'd recommend to the folks in Garland, Texas that they keep their children away from Ms. Ceballos until she learns how to be a responsible parent.