Social Media Delivers on Cancer Patient’s Plea for Pizza Party

Social Media Delivers on Cancer Patient’s Plea for Pizza Party

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pizza party for cancer toddlers in hospital-OurLittlHazlenutWhen your two year-old is in the hospital battling childhood cancer, you do whatever crazy thing will help keep their spirits up.

Lauren, the particularly creative mother of little Hazel Hammersley, used medical tape on the window to form giant letters: SEND PIZZA RM 4112.

After a couple days passed, the fourth floor pediatric cancer ward was suddenly abuzz with the smell of pizzas. Several deliveries arrived after someone had captured a photo of their message from the sidewalk and posted it to Hazel and other tiny cancer patients had a grand time chowing down together on the hospital bed. Nurses turned on some music and joined in for a grand pizza party.

“As of yesterday evening, there was more than 20 boxes delivered and more was coming!” wrote Lauren on her family’s blog, Our Little Hazelnut, where she posted more photos. “We had such a great time!”

Dozens more pies were delivered to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before the facility had to tell the media to say, ‘Please no more,’ to the Pizza plea on windowkind strangers.

“We have been absolutely humbled and surprised by the outpouring of love and support from the online community and can only hope and pray that this brings awareness to neuroblastoma and the childhood cancer community,” wrote Lauren, who started a Facebook page called, Hope for Hazel, which picked up thousands of fans since the pizza party.

(READ more of the story from the CBC)

Thanks to Shannon West for also submitting the link!