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SAE has had one hell of a bad showing lately. With chapters hitting the front page of various news outlets weekly for seemingly idiotic incidents, the boys up at SAE HQ must be quite happy to see this story pop up yesterday.
UCLA’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter house is located directly across the street from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Several nights ago, a few SAE brothers noticed a sign in one of the hospital windows. The sign was created by 12-year-old Lexi Brown, a Santa Barbara resident who was airlifted to the hospital last week after the chemotherapy she was receiving caused her heart to fail.
The sign made one simple request: a pizza delivery. SAE jumped on the opportunity to brighten this girl’s day and even stepped up their game to include a private concert in her hospital room.
Here's a quick snippet from the video that Lexi's father sent us. Words cannot describe how we feel right now. pic.twitter.com/O8LBqHFoH6
— California Delta ΣAE (@UCLA_SAE) November 5, 2015
From CBS Los Angeles:
“You know, one of our creeds is being a true gentleman, and that’s following through and making sure that we can do everything we can,” said Christian Wehrly, an SAE fraternity member.
The SAEs didn’t feel as though they had done enough, though. Seeing a helpless 12-year-old fighting for her life against the devil that is cancer brings out the deepest forms of compassion. To complete their small gestures of kindness, the brothers spelled in lights the young girl’s name on the roof of their house. Every time she looks out the window now, she sees her name illuminated from the top of the SAE chapter house.
“So, they had me turn around and look at the lights, and I saw my name on the roof,” Lexi said. “I thought it was really cool. I didn’t think that that would ever happen.”
The chapter said that although Lexi is scheduled to return home this week, her name will remain on their roof throughout the holidays.
A GoFundMe has been set up to assist Lexi’s family with her medical bills. If you’d like to check it out, click HERE.
Keep up that fight, Lexi. We’re all behind you..
[via CBS Los Angeles]