Lexi Brown was just twelve years old when she was diagnosed with cancer.
She had to spend more and more time at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in California to get her treatment for cancer. Her hospital room had an incredible view, with a massive UCLA frat house right in the center. One day Lexi and her mother decided to put a sign in the window of their hospital room requesting a free pizza delivery. The two knew there was little chance anyone would ever see it, but they thought it would be a lighthearted joke anyways.
Eventually the group of frat brothers at that house heard about the sign.
When they heard about it, they knew they needed to do something special for little Lexi, so they immediately went to visit her in the hospital.When they arrived, they had pizzas with them, but they also brought along a bouquet of roses and even a guitar.
Even though they were a bunch of 20 year old frat guys, they had hearts of gold when it came to helping out Lexi.They all decided to come together and buy her a bouquet of roses, and even sing her a few songs to make her feel all better. Lexi’s mother, Lisa, was absolutely moved by their kindness.
These frat brothers weren’t satisfied with just visiting with Lexi once, either.Not only did they continue to return for several more visits, playing games with her, giving her a stuffed animal friend, or just to listen to Lexi talk about her life.
They also had arranged for other groups from their college to come as well, like the football team and the women’s tennis players.Lexi was quickly becoming a star at UCLA. All because some frat brothers had it in their hearts to help out a little girl who was battling with cancer.
It seemed like the frat brothers had gone all out to help support Lexi during her battle with cancer, but one night when Lexi and her mother looked out the hospital window at the gorgeous view of the surrounding area, they saw the frat house… This time it was absolutely stunning.
The SAE frat brothers had done something even more incredible…
Lexi Brown has a sarcoma at just 12 years old. Unfortunately the cancer has already spread to her lungs. She had to be airlifted to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in California for treatment.
She has to spend a lot of time in her hospital room and one day Lexi and her mother decided to humor themselves by putting a note on the hospital window requesting a pizza delivery. The two thought nothing of it beyond just a lighthearted joke.
The window in Lexi’s hospital bed had an incredible view with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house on UCLA’s fraternity row smack dab in the center of the view.
When the SAE fraternity brothers heard about Lexi’s story and her request, they were more than happy to oblige.They visited her in her hospital room with a pizza. Not only that but they also had a dozen beautiful red roses for her and one brother even brought a guitar.
The brothers even began to sing her a variety of songs as she watched in awe. It seemed as though a friendship was brewing between the frat brothers and Lexi. These frat brothers had taken time out of their precious day to really brighten up Lexi’s day!
Soon the frat brothers were visiting Lexi on a daily basis to play games or even just chat with Lexi.
When the brothers were having a lot of fun, the hospital would even bend its rules and allow the frat brothers to stay past the normal visitation hours.The frat brothers would often stay all the way up until midnight playing or talking with Lexi.
They would even sometimes come bearing gifts for Lexi.The frat brothers had done so much to make her healing easier.
As is tradition for millions of homes across the United States, the fraternity puts lights all over their fraternity house for the holidays.When they were decorating they decided to put up a surprise for Lexi. When Lexi and her mother looked out the window they were absolutely shocked to see they had written Lexi’s name in her favorite color: purple.
That wasn’t all either, above her name was a heart that flashed to signify it beating.It was absolutely incredible.
Lexi was overjoyed to see her name in lights and that everyone in her hospital room would be able to see it.
Lexi went home for the holidays, but the fraternity brothers were more than happy to keep the lights up for the entire holiday season, leaving Lexi’s name up in lights.
Everyone at the fraternity consider Lexi and her mother to be part of their family. SAE members from across the United States have begun to donate money to help Lexi and her family pay for her medical costs.