A California fraternity has extended their brotherly love to a young girl with cancer.
Twelve-year-old Lexi Brown was recently admitted to the Mattel Children s Hospital UCLA in California with a serious cancer relapse. To lift her spirits, she and her mom put a sign in her hospital window asking for someone to deliver pizza, according to NBC News.
That’s when the brothers of the UCLA chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, who live across the street, noticed the sign and decided to deliver much more than a box of pizza to her hospital room.
Five SAE brothers arrived at the hospital with not just pizza, but a dozen red roses and a guitar. Then they serenaded Lexi with a rendition of Disclosure and Sam Smith’s hit “Latch.”
“They introduced themselves and said, ‘We saw your sign; we’re here,'” Lexi’s mother, Lisa Brown, said. 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.’ ”
But their kindness didn’t end after they left Lexi’s bedside. Later on, the guys rearranged the holiday lights on their fraternity house to write her name in lights, with a heart sitting right over it.
The brothers continued to visit Lexi in the hospital right up until she was able to return home to Santa Barbara.
“When the brothers got back from visiting Lexi, you could see that they were all glowing, knowing that they had done something good for the community,” SAE chapter president Kevin Autran told NBC. “It was contagious. And brothers stepped up to go visit her essentially every day. Some just stopped by to give her a little gift like a shirt or a teddy bear, and some stayed for hours to hang out with her.”
Lexi is back home, but her cancer battle continues. Members of SAE from around the U.S. have donated to a fund set up to help with Lexi’s hospital bills.