A note allegedly written by a 6-year-old boy who died of a brain infection is drawing skepticism from users on social media.

The note was found on the coffee table by Leland Shoemake’s mother, Amber, when she went home to pick out Leland’s burial clothes.

Amber didn’t explain how how the note wound up on the living room table, since Leland was hospitalized in critical condition before he died on Friday.

Skeptics point to the words “Still with you” as proof that the boy didn’t write the note. Others say that an adult hand wrote the note.

Amber posted the note on a Facebook page dedicated to her son, Prayers for Leland.

“We have no idea when he wrote it but you can tell he was always a special child,” Amber Shoemake wrote in the Facebook post.

Leland died from a brain infection caused by the Balamuthia mandrillaris amoeba. According to the CDC, the amoeba infection is rare. It is contracted through contaminated soil, water, or inhaling the amoeba through the nose where it travels to the brain.

Leland’s parents started a GoFundMe page to raise money for hospital bills.


  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE
    Who am I to say he didn’t write it?!?!
    AND if folks wanna give to help them bury their son, so be it :yes:

  • Jusstlookn2

    Sorry for their loss.

    What if it’s not real. Let the parents make up what they need for his memory.

    Rest in Peace Leland

  • Chitsngiggles

    But what if is real…

    #eyeseedeadpeople

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    This post is confusing to me

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    I’m soooooo lost. So is this supposed to be some type of breaking news scandal?

  • mzwhang90210

    Whether he wrote it or not…they’ve still lost their precious child.
    Either donate, or don’t donate…but stop persecuting this family, they’ve suffered enough already!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Whangz whatsup boo

  • iWasteTime

    This is heartbreaking and I’m mad they shared and others are running with it.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I don’t know how I would handle this. On one hand, it might help me deal with the loss. BUT…..On the other hand, and I love my lil tribe to death, but if I TRULY think they leaving me notes and hanging out in the house AFTER I am trying to come to grips with their passing, I just might need to contact a realtor.
    #NoAmityvilleHorror

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It was a letter from Dear Abby a while ago similar to this. The girl had died soon after graduation. Before she died she went on a vacat with her classmates. Months after her death, a postcard came in perfect condition. Mom said she believed it was her daughter saying she’s in heaven and okay.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Stranger things have happened when it involves the dearly departed, sooooooo……

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey Zoe Long TIme. Hope you and family are great.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey Vanna Vanna Bo Banna

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol *smiles* how r u

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    WE ARE HERE>< Love Nugget but I do not need to hear baby laughter or mystery drawings…I would lose my damn mind

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL, I’m good, thanks. Hope you and yours are good also.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Whhhheee Sigggg, I can’t stand you. I feel you, I want my loved me to be at peace.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO. Like that baby from Pet Semetary?????

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Was the fund started before or after he died to pay for hospital bills? I need all the facts..

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    We are. Had surgery and just needed some time to reflect.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Why? The bill still needed to be paid.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I don’t doubt this. Some people foresee their own deaths. #scarychit

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Yup…I already have my great grand- died 4 years ago who scares the shyt of me she comes to me whilst I am in twilight ( b/w deep sleep and awake), I don’t need anybody to add to it.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    First thought I had….

  • iWasteTime

    I don’t want to bring down the blog.
    My neighbor passed around memorial day, I found him dead, a month later my BFF died. My neighbors wife pulled me aside when she was packing to tell me that her husband would not be bothering me any more but I had to let my BFF go. Me and his mom were keeping him here. Freaked me out cause she also told me chit she shouldn’t have known. As much as I loved them, I was glad she left, and we have very little contact …lolol. She scared me.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Im ready for a new post.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Not gonna LIE, and folks will look at me side ways, as if they don’t already.

    I lost a child (a girl) about a year later, years ago. I went in my son’s room; who at the time was maybe 3. He was talking to someone; I asked who are you talking to and he said my sister. I held it together, shut the door and went in my room and screamed in my pillow. I prayed for her to leave the house and never return and be at peace. True Story

  • Str8tUpMenace

    “No fair Daddy, no fair” LMAO. Lil ninja tried to kill his father, talking about “no fair” cuz he wouldn’t let him do it. *dead*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed!
    I put up the bat signal for you earlier. EMERGENCY Message for you.
    Who has your info? COOKING? Kdub? :waiting:

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey Waste – I’m sorry to hear that.

    The husband had been coming to see her? The dead husband? Had you seen him.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :kiss: :hug:
    You did right IMB :yes:

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hugs and prays for full restoration.

    LOVE

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    EITHER THIS IS ALONG THE LINES OF THE SIXTH SENSE OR AN ATTEMPT AT A QUICK COME UPPANCE.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Awwww WastingTime :hug: (tight)

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey Zoe. May you have a healthy and speedy recovery.
    Here’s some shuga to help you heal faster…

  • Chitsngiggles

    I love stories like this. I believe in spirits….

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I think everyone has had a similar story. Lurk18 used to laugh and talk to her Pa Pa all the time. He just happen to die about 3 years before she was born. Looked at my poor baby sideways for a looooong time.

  • iWasteTime

    That gave me chills.
    Kids have the open Eye though
    Time Jr talk to Mr. Mom.
    Saw a little cousin put someone/thing out of a house.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :chase:
    :crying1:

  • SpillyNillie

    Yup. My son and I were living out of town and my grandmother called me and told me to come home and bring “that baby to see her.” Two weeks later she was gone. I’m glad I went and visited.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Hugs, kisses, and titty bounce baby.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE I really don’t know! :hahaha:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *tears* *gives you a big momma hug* I couldn’t imagine. It scares me, but also amazes me the things that small children can hear and see. When my son was 3, he told me that my grandmother said hi. Scared the life outta me.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Yup…I didnt find out until I was 5 that my great grand daddy had been dead for 10 years…I would talk to him everyday when I was at the grannys.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :warning: *paging SLIM GOODY* :warning:

    We need one of your Wise Posts

    #weneedtobeenergized 😀

  • mzwhang90210

    :karate: Yeeee-ha!! <~~~~sound effects*

    This name at yahoo.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Wow.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Big Mamma hug to you. Kids are amazing.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Did you see him? Or just hear him? How did you know that’s who he was?

    I’m curious now.

  • Jusstlookn2

    send to forensic labs to decipher.

    @
    <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers
    I never went back to sleep…and on another call. TEARS

  • iWasteTime

    He was coming to see her. They were split cause he fell off the wagon, the day he passed she was coming to talk things out. She said he was coming and apologizing and to make sure I was good, because I found him.
    I did and more than one time. One time in the car on the way to work, one time on our shared stoop.

  • mzwhang90210

    What is that last word on the note? “Good _____?”

    Anyway..some folks swear the Bible is nothing but a book of “Fairy Tales” so …what do folks know?
    Let these folks grieve their son however they want.

  • ATL White Guy

    that just gave me some chills

  • iWasteTime

    Tittays!~

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I have too…my mom, me, and my nugget are like antennas….as soon as I walk in a room or they come in the room..the air gets sucked out of me and can feel them…We dream about sickness, death and hurt in our family…When my granddad died last year he followed lil nugget home..scared her to death, I had to ask him to chill out…

  • SpillyNillie

    Me too. I’ve had two people close to me pass…my grandmother and my God brother….I thought (worried really) about them constantly. It took me to dream about them before I found peace. In each dream they spoke to me vividly; it seemed so real. Now, if they come by for a visit, I don’t think I’ll sit around and talk…

  • mzwhang90210

    My mom saw hers. She was asking to see everybody..and was doing things she’d NEVER done before.
    We didn’t know…but she did.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    On the FB they said it says good day

  • SpillyNillie

    See me, I would have started asking questions about other dead people…

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL sheddup. I dunno where all those symbols came from.
    *gets Windex & paper towel*

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I stopped seeing him as I got older…when I went to her house I could still hear him working up and down the halls…He is attached to me bc when I was born my mom almost died and he came to get her but she said he made her stay.

  • iWasteTime

    In hind sight ..lololol!
    But I had a hard time losing my friend.
    I have tears in my eyes now and we talking about ’03. I had to see someone cause if you were looking for me summer/fall ’03 I was at his grave

  • MS PEACHES

    Just heard a old jam- Let’s get Married-Jagged Edge.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE we are in the Ghost Booogity Boogity Boo Post 😀

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHET?!?!? Oh my goodness sis!

  • SpillyNillie

    Awwww, I lost my God brother last year and I thought about him EVERYDAY. It’s hard, very hard. He was really like my brother because we are both “single” kids. When I got that phone call…..I’ll never forget.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Day DUH! 😮

  • SpillyNillie

    Did she leave? She’s probably a good/protective spirit…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    let me go get a sandwich…. RIP to this child…. :kona:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Wow, did you feel frightened, or at ease?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :hug:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :hugs:

  • SpillyNillie

    *smooches*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Bring me something byke 😀

  • mzwhang90210

    If something ever happens to me (God forbid)…Imma come back & visit the blog.
    Imma just post random GIFs….and if y’all stare at my pooch gravi long enuff…Imma make her nose twitch!
    #gotcha!

  • mrsthang220

    Why is this news ?

  • mzwhang90210

    :return hugs:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    now she gone need a tetanus shot, ROFL!!!!!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    BECAUSE you on SundrahFrigginROSE, now get with it!

    Oh and :welcome:

  • SpillyNillie

    Whang! You changed your huur!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Boo, heyyyyyyy! :hug:

  • mzwhang90210

    :chase:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :blessings:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Okay, check it :kiss:

  • mzwhang90210

    Sandra’s gonna swoop in here with another one of those “If you don’t like my writing style/choice of subject matter then perhaps…..” posts.
    *giggles in hand*

  • ATL White Guy

    Off topic: it’s a good day when after making a payment arrangement on the past due cable bill, you log in to finally make it, and realize you owe about $50 less then you thought.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    God bless them and condolances to them.

  • SpillyNillie

    A damn good day

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Just gimme two WuffWuffs, emkay?! :crying1:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you aint lying! I tell folks, all my people who are gone and really love me, will NEVER try to ‘visit’ me, unless they coming to ‘escort’ me! yall can keep them 6th senses…. i’ll struggle along with these 4.5 I got, LOL!

  • Chitsngiggles

    I remember one time I was visiting my stepmoms family and they were going through all her old pictures and talking about my stepmom’s mom who died when my step mom was like 27. I never got a chance to meet her mom. Well when I looked up over at this wicker chair they had in the corner I swear I saw her mom sitting there smiling at me. Cause I was sitting there feeling left out. I didn’t panic when I saw her, I just looked at her. When I look around and turned back to the chair she was gone. Later on the way back to Dallas, I told my step mom what I saw and I described her mom to the T. My step mom started crying and she told that her mom would have loved me and to remember that I have 3 grandmas, not just my biological ones….it was a good bonding moment for us.

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL okay.
    And Imma change all of YOUR comments…to all capital letters….so you’ll know it’s rally, rally me!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    That’s the universe telling you to go ahead and get that eighth of loud.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Gotcha! 😉

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    so sorry for your loss, Dear Heart :hugs: (but can I tell you, this just gave me chills (and got me looking over my shoulder at the same time)) :hide:

  • mzwhang90210

    Nillie!!
    Yup..woke up like this *pats hurrrr wiff paw*

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Is it true Tyrese gone be playing cooking new boo? Please no.

  • Chitsngiggles

    ????

  • SpillyNillie

    That’s what HE said…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *teeth chattering* God bless your little brave self.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Yep…where the hell Derek Luke’s sexy ass.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Maybe they can open up a gofundme for his lil friend that he’s up top hugging. :tea:

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yeaass I need to see that

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    now what now?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I’ll bee Bach… Going to go get me some Vittles :pigsfly:

  • MS PEACHES

    I think this post has a ghost. My post disappeared.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I can’t stand his azz. Lawd

  • ATL White Guy

    light it up, take a toke and passing it around

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    and you have scared me!
    :hugs: so sorry you lost folks you love.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    LOL *holds yew for protection* 🙂

  • Chitsngiggles

    As soon as I get downtown, I’m going to Popeye’s. …..I’m craving red beans and rice for some reason.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :facepalm:
    SORT by Newest :chase:

  • SpillyNillie

    When he first hit the scene I was his ride or die. But now, he talks too much! You have to watch men who talk too much…that’s what granny say lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    sorry for your loss :hug:
    (well, it’s a good thing iWaste didn’t bring the blog down aint it? …I kid… luv u Waste :hug: )

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ALERT: Lindsay and Halstead may be a real couple!!

  • SpillyNillie

    I’m eating “clean” but Popeye’s sho sound good

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    sounds like a plan….

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It according to Man, show their teeth.

  • MS PEACHES

    They got a little bit-chness in their ass.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I used to like Tyrese’s music. Hell, even some of his movies. But he is one of many that I can no longer tolerate thanks to Soc Med. Bruh, just sing and act, nobody needs to hear your convoluted life lessons.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thry have the best mashed potatoes

  • Str8tUpMenace

    preggo????

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    that last album was hitting tho

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT :bounce:

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    And the Mrs made sure I heard every damn song, over and over again. I think she did it just to piss me off.

  • mzwhang90210

    Got it..thanks bew!!!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    lmao

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    aww… <3
    my Mom and my baby Sis have that kind of connection. Baby Sis was at work one day and 'house kneegrow supv' was tryna provoke her, and she said out of the blue, Moms rang her at work and asked her "what's wrong" and wouldn't get off the phone until she told her.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    His big azz mouf, and his social media rants are fuggin turn-offs. Ninja will fugg up a damn wet dream

  • SpillyNillie

    Since we talking about spirits and thangs, anyone every been to a psychic?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Yup…It gets on my sisters nerves when I do that to her.

  • Jen_n_juice

    *waits for next post*

  • SpillyNillie

    Talks waaaaaaaaaay too much. So does the Game

  • mzwhang90210

    Right..he’s another one of those self proclaimed philosophizers.
    Go sang …or act, or sumthin …JODY!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Take it easy when you hit this. It ain’t shyt to play with….

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Another one.

  • mzwhang90210

    Nillie…what sort of cleanse/detox or you doing?
    Or are you simply eating lighter?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They were seen walking and holding hands.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I’m soooooooo fuggin disappointed in the Game. He gets a big azz WTF for his antics lately. And WTF decided to give his azz a fuggin dating show?????

  • Reg Ingram

    Look at the child’s face it’s priceless. Parents love your children they are so precious. We never know when God wants them to come home. Trust and Praise his name.

  • ATL White Guy

    been there, done that, so liked it

  • SpillyNillie

    Yup, eating lighter…six small meals a day…

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Spicy strips and red beans and rice was my snack before dinner yesterday,

  • mzwhang90210

    I did when I lived in Texas.
    That heffa was right on point about some stuff that she read in my palm. Spooky.
    I’ve been tempted to go to one here.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I don’t mess around with the ‘witchcraft’ :kona:

  • iWasteTime

    I ran and got a doughnut and spit the chit out !!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    now there U go! :chase:

  • mzwhang90210

    Gotcha.
    I’m gearing up to do a 3 day smoothie detox/cleanse.
    My spirit is willing..but the flesh is weak..lol.

  • SpillyNillie

    Where is here? I’ve been to two. Had the pleasure to go to one in Miami…not sure if I believed her…

  • iWasteTime

    I had to run and get me a chocolate glazed ,..lolol
    Messing with Y’all.
    I need some ratchet news now!

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    That’s right and besides if it give them comfort then let it be.

  • SpillyNillie

    Let me know how it goes

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    his new music is good though. he needs to sing more and speak less, lol.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    New post yall…..
    Dumbshyt.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Yep. And I love her. Her name is Chelsa and she is in NOLA. I visit her every time I go.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Try the sea salt cleanse on a Monday. #chittybitty *snickers*

  • SpillyNillie

    Lol. You notice how he likes the lil imature girl who’s 22! That’s his type…

  • mzwhang90210

    Here = Cali

  • Chitsngiggles

    Naw. I’m temporarily fixed. My fat ass just hungry

  • SpillyNillie

    Is she black? What type of advice you ask for? I’ve always asked about the future and never the present….

  • mzwhang90210

    I’ve done the sea salt flush. I mean it REALLY flushes.
    Imma get it together and post my results.
    Oh and hey *booty panch*

  • SpillyNillie

    sea salt cleanse?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *squinches my eyes shut, real tight*

  • Chitsngiggles

    I don’t what she is. I know she is not all white. The first time my husband and I visited her she told me to beware of my in laws. Said they wasn’t for us. Well she shole was right. She said my husband and I needed to work our finances and we’d be alright. She was right again. Second time I went I was with my friend. She told my friend she was blessed to be on this earth and that she should take less serious. My friend was born with severe heart problems and damn near died at birth. My friend was crying through her whole read. Its surreal.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!

  • iWasteTime

    At ease and I’ve had a dream about everyone that I’ve been close with that has passed. usually the dream is a fond memory and a good bye. I had one about the neighbor a few moths after I spoke to his wife. I’ve yet to have one about my friend. That gives me the sads, I sometimes think maybe I’m still keeping him here

  • iWasteTime

    I understand. Be strong you have a angel. I sometimes talk to him!

  • Jusstlookn2

    Mauh, Brenden sends his love. He says that that a new incurable infection out and some more, in other words he misses you.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Did you understand the addy

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I can’t watch that chit. Real G’s ain’t on dating shows. Wasn’t his azz on that show, Change of Heart years before he hit the rap scene? His bish left his azz then, too. LMAO

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yeap 🙂

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :kiss:

  • Queen Negus

    Aww. When my grandma was dying I didnt go see her. I wanted to remember the way she used to look. My family was mad but when I describe to the T how she looked to my cousin laying in her hospital bed. My cousin said I snuck in and saw her. I said no I just knew and didnt want to see her. Days later after she died I had a dream and she was healthy in it!!

  • Queen Negus

    Or Low E. Lub you Low EE?

  • SpillyNillie

    Wow! See, I didn’t get that type of feedback. My feedback was very vague. I would love to visit her.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *lip tremble* well where he at tho? (did he get banded, again?)

  • Miany

    hugs

  • Jusstlookn2

    Sent yout mail…mauh

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    My sister showed me this article a minute ago which is so related it’s scary. Long read but worth the looksee. http://www.vice.com/read/the-sad-world-of-adults-pretending-to-be-kids-for-retweets

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    Can’t judge them. This may help them with coping their sons death.

  • ramosyo

    I’m gonna say this…..I always wonder how someone in such a state of grief, can compose themselves to start a go fund me page? I always pondered that.

  • 1/8

    If a sociopath has a baby, is she still a sociopath or does motherhood cure her condition?

  • Sexy CJ

    Skeptics point to the words “Still with you” as proof that the boy didn’t write the note. Others say that an adult hand wrote the note…………

  • Canary Red™

    What it do bew!!!!?????

    Luv the profile pic??

  • BLOODBLOOD

    The things people do for attention

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey bew!!!
    I have a crush on my exterminator…but apparently, he’s only attracted to roaches.
    Therefore I am sad. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f50c0b4fc3a424149ce2e06d0ca0780048d50e1944ff7015ea17aa1b29dfe09.gif

  • ???

    No tears boo!?what won’t kill you will make you stronger! Get your eyes out them puddles.?

  • eljjai

    this case needed a real life Dr House. Poor baby. Probably got it playing in his backyard. kids ain’t safe nowhere these days

  • Star

    It is all good.

  • T3

    That infection is scary. May his young little soul rest in peace?

  • Ladysweetthang

    For real bad enough she got to bury her son. Leave them alone smh hateful azz world

  • Canary Red™

    ????????

  • mzwhang90210

    Heyyyyyyyyyyy sugah lump.
    Miss you!!!
    *hugs*

  • Canary Red™

    Hey hey hey!!! Miss u too!!

    What u up to? Life treating u GREAT I know ??????

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Exactly!