1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
09 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
I didn’t want to tell you this way, but…I need an operation. It’s nothing serious, and the doctor tells me there’s a new treatment that will almost guarantee me full use of my earlobes when it’s all over (after months of painful physical therapy). However, I don’t have the money to pay for it. That’s why I’m counting on you, my loving, giving <party you’re writing to>. Please send <amount you need> to me as soon as you can so I can have this social life-saving procedure. My friends, my teachers, and my pets are counting on you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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