Check out this article. I gotta say, I feel bad for people who can't find anyone to care about them in real life. If you have to fake an illness on the internet for sympathy then you have a rather serious problem in your life.
Also, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm battling terminal butt cancer, my dog's best friend died, and the milk I was going to put on my cereal this morning was expired. Pray for me!