Zee Media Bureau
Los Angeles: She is just two years old and she loves Pizzas. Undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, Hazel Hammersley was in for a pleasant surprise one day when she woke up to the smell of fresh Pizzas sent to her by strangers in response to her ‘SOS’ for Pizza.
It all started when Hazelnut’s (Hazel’s nickname) mother Lauren put up a sign using medical tape on the window of Hazelnut’s hospital room. The message read SOS: "SEND PIZZA RM 4112".
Writing on her blog “Our little Hazelnut”, Lauren describes the event: “Since we have been here for quite a while, we try to pass the time by doing fun and silly things for our precious 2-year old. One of these things happened to be my Mother and I putting a sign up in the window with medical tape reading: "SEND PIZZA RM 4112". The nurses, doctors, other children and we all had a great time with it and thought it was just something to brighten someone`s day.”
“This sign was up for several days without even a single phone call asking to send up a pizza (which we completely expected!). Then, on Saturday, it all changed. After only a few short hours, we were told that someone had taken a picture on the street of our sign, had posted it to Reddit.com and it had reached #1!! Then, someone ended up posting a link to our Blog, Facebook, and Donation Page, which then all went bananas!”
“Hazel woke up from her nap to the smell of pizza and was so excited to chow down! Several other children and nurses came into the room, with music playing, and had themselves a wonderful Pizza Party. As of yesterday evening, there was more than 20 boxes delivered and more was coming! We had such a great time!”
“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, she wrote.
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