Twelve-year-old Lexi Brown has a sarcoma, and the cancer has spread to her lungs. She was recently airlifted to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in California.
One day, to pass the time and take their mind off things, Lexi and her mom posted a note on her hospital window asking for a pizza delivery.
Lexi’s hospital window faced the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house on UCLA’s fraternity row. When the brothers heard about Lexi’s delicious request, they decided to walk over with a pizza. They also brought a dozen red roses and a guitar.
For the next 30 minutes, the frat brothers serenaded Lexi as she lay in her hospital bed — and a beautiful friendship began to form.
The brothers began visiting Lexi on a regular basis. Some nights, the hospital would break its visitation rules to allow them to stay with Lexi until midnight. They brought gifts, they played games, and they forged an incredible bond.
Every year, the fraternity decorates the SAE frat house for the holidays. This year, the brothers surprised Lexi by putting her name in lights on the roof of their house. They added purple lights to match her favorite color, and a flashing, beating heart.
When Lexi looked out the window, her heart was filled with joy when she saw her name in lights.
Lexi is back home fighting her battle with cancer, but the brothers plan on keeping the lights hung through the holiday season.
The fraternity now considers Lexi and her parents as part of their family. SAE members from across the country are now donating money to help Lexi’s family pay her hospital bills.
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