A Young Girl Puts A Sign In Her Window For Frat Boys To See. How They Respond Put Mom In Tears
FaithTap Staff 12/3/2015
Fraternities are based on chivalry and kindness. The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at UCLA became the perfect example of these traits, by surprising a little girl battling cancer with pizza and love!
Twelve-year-old Lexi was diagnosed with sarcoma in June of last year, and the cancer has rapidly spread to her lungs, which resulted in her being airlifted from her home in Santa Maria to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles. Her friends and loved ones knew that she had a long road ahead of her, but they also knew that she had a fighting spirit.
"She is a amazing girl, with a heart of gold and the strength and courage of a lion."
But while she was in the care of the skilled UCLA hospital staff, she suffered a heart failure and had to push back her chemotherapy even further. It was looking like things were only going downhill.
In between her treatments, Lexi noticed that her room was right across the street from the UCLA campus and put up a sign in her window in hopes that someone would share a little pizza, one of her favorite meals.
Instead of bringing just a slice or two, her neighbors from across the street, the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, brought an entire box of pizza, roses and a guitar to serenade her with some fun tunes.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Facebook page shared just how pleased they were with the actions of their fellow brothers and that they tried their hardest to improve Lexi's quality of life, even if it was for just a little while.
"Some of our brothers saw her sign asking for pizza and decided to bring her flowers and sing her a song as well. The little things go a long way, and we're so proud..."
These fine young men certainly deserve this high praise.
After the overwhelming success of the first visit, the brothers started to visit Lexi regularly, even begging the hospital staff to break the visitation rules and allow them to stay past midnight, which they eventually obliged.
Lexi's mom Lisa couldn't believe what was happening when the group of men poured into Lexi's room and started singing during their first amazing visit.
“Five guys come in, and they had a guitar and dozen roses and a box of pizza. They introduced themselves and said, ‘We saw your sign; we’re here.’ They stayed for a half an hour, they sang this song and I started bawling my head off. I’m like, ‘I can’t believe these people are here for my child.'”
Lexi and her family found solace in the kindness of complete strangers.
Instead of just continuing their newfound friendship only in her hospital room, the men of SAE decided to decorate their home in honor of Lexi.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house is known around campus and around the country for their extravagant Christmas light display and they figured this would be the perfect way to show Lexi just how much she means to them all.
As if the generous visit from the SAE men wasn't enough to make Lexi the happiest girl in the hospital, the UCLA soccer team also paid her a visit.
They brought her all of the best soccer gear like shirts, hats and scarves and gave her enough hugs to last a lifetime. The team even surprised her with tickets to an upcoming game!
Soon the word about Lexi's enduring spirit spread all over campus and the rowing, swimming, and tennis teams, Christian Campus Ministry and two sororities came to support her as well. She knew she wasn't alone!
To see the entire heartwarming friendship between Lexi and the caring men of SAE, click "Play" on the video below!
A Fighter And Her Friends
We can all take note of the selflessness of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon men and the rest of the UCLA community who all stopped what they were doing and took time to befriend someone who really needed their support.
If you would like lend a helping hand to Lexi and her family, visit her GoFundMe page to see how you can make a difference!