Oh those Frat boys!

Most of the time when you here of Fraternity boys it is in a negative light but this proves that there are hearts and caring minds underneath the hi-jinxes and mischief.

This is a story of what they can do when presented with the opportunity to give a bit of joy to one struggling with health issues at a young age.

Hospital rooms are nothing new to 12-year-old Lexi Brown, who’s been fighting cancer since July of 2014.

But when she wound up in a hospital room overlooking the Sigma Alpha Epsilon House at the University of California, Los Angeles, she never imagined the friendship that would soon unfold.

Lexi finished her Lego birds. A gift from her Uncle Brent.@LEGO_Group pic.twitter.com/2HTkf9op2V

— TEAM LEXI BROWN (@Team_Lexi_Brown) November 14, 2015

 

According to NBC News, in an attempt to forget Lexi’s diagnosis, she and her mom, Lisa, put up a sign in the hospital window asking for pizza.

Little did Lexi know, the gentlemen of SAE saw the sign and decided to do something about the little girl’s pizza predicament.

“Five guys come in, and they had a guitar and dozen roses and a box of pizza,” Lisa says. “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.’”

Truly warms our heart. We wish you the best Lexi, look at that smile! @UCLAGreekLife @ProvinceChiSAE @sae1856 #SAEpic.twitter.com/FJUsAg5BQe

— California Delta ΣAE (@UCLA_SAE) November 4, 2015

 

SAE member, Chase Gasper, who also happens to be on the Men’s Soccer Team at UCLA, learned about Lexi’s love of soccer and had a heartwarming idea.

“I texted my teammates and they all stepped up to the plate to visit her,” Gasper tells IJ.com. “Everyone who got to know her was really moved. It was an incredible experience and we really want her to get through this.”

'Thank U!' @UCLAMSoccer for visiting our patient, Lexi Brown! You made her day! pic.twitter.com/owkZtZYjoA

— MattelChildrensUCLA (@MCHUCLA) November 11, 2015

 

Their kindness didn’t stop there — the team even donated jerseys, t-shirts, hats and scarves to Lexi before surprising her with tickets to one of their games.

“When we played our game, we kind of played with an extra edge,” Gasper says. “We really wanted to win for her, and we did.”

Word spread quickly about Lexi’s story. Players from the men’s and women’s rowing, swimming, and tennis teams, as well as the Christian Campus Ministry and two sororities paid her a visit as well.

But the men who truly won over Lexis’ heart were the gentlemen of SAE.

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

 

According to her GoFundMe page, Lexi was first diagnosed a year-and-a-half ago, when doctors removed a tumor from the muscle in her thigh.

After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, scans proved her cancer was no more.

Lexi was later granted a wish, attending the Women’s World Cup in Canada this past summer with her family. She even got to meet the team. After Make a Wish sent the 12-year-old to Hawaii with her friend, Faith, who also had cancer, she found that her cancer had returned.

But the brothers of SAE are committed to making sure Lexi’s heart is full of love and wanted her to see how much they cared for her, just by looking out her window.

 

Image Credit: Screenshot/CBS

“So, they had me turn around and look at the lights, and I saw my name on the roof,” Lexi tells CBS Los Angeles. “I thought it was really cool. I didn’t think that that would ever happen.”

Lexi recently learned her cancer spread to her lungs and says the lights help “keep her mind off things.”

 

Image Credit: Screenshot/CBS

Gasper says meeting Lexi has put his life into perspective.

“I have had a very blessed life, nothing comes close to what she’s gone through,” he explains. “She’s such a strong girl.”

Lexi’s name will be lit up in lights throughout the holiday season.

The unlikely bond between the brothers of SAE and Lexi Brown goes to show how friendship can be born out of even the most difficult circumstances.

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Comments (15)

  1. BostonBill

    NICE!

    December 05, 2015
    1. SEC

      yes!

      December 05, 2015
  2. Bettymom

    There really are some GOOD young people out there! Wonderful.

    December 05, 2015
    1. SEC

      every once and a while we need to be reminded of it too.

      December 05, 2015
      1. Bettymom

        Yes we certainly do. Otherwise, we’d despair of our future.

        December 05, 2015
  3. noahbody

    How wonderful! Bless them and bless Lexi.

    December 05, 2015
    1. SEC

      Amen

      December 05, 2015
  4. cjb321

    Absolutely wonderful.

    December 06, 2015
    1. SEC

      yes truly

      December 06, 2015
  5. johnnygreybeard

    Thought it is fantastic! Proving that there are still wonderful people that care in society.
    I had seen this yesterday myself, and was glad I viewed the article. Nice post SEC

    December 06, 2015
    1. SEC

      Thank you

      December 06, 2015
  6. scorpiotiger

    Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful.

    December 06, 2015
    1. SEC

      You are welcome, and I hope things are well with you & yours

      December 06, 2015
  7. tulakrystal

    That is a very sweet story.

    December 06, 2015
    1. SEC

      truly sweet

      December 06, 2015