Photo Of Children’s Hospital Window Requesting Pizza On Reddit Leads To Floor-Wide Pizza Party

Photo Of Children’s Hospital Window Requesting Pizza On Reddit Leads To Floor-Wide Pizza Party
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A two-year-old girl battling cancer received over 20 pizza pies this weekend when her family jokingly put up a sign reading “SEND PIZZA RM 4112″ in the window of her hospital room last week.

The ongoing deliveries began when a Reddit user posted the sign on the hospital door of Hazel Hammersley on the site. By Saturday afternoon, there were so many pizzas stacked on top of each other in Hazel’s room that the sign was replaced with another one reading “NO MORE PIZZA IS NEEDED,” Daily Mail reports.

Hazel was diagnosed with Stage Three Neuroblastoma on April 24, 2013. Lauren, Hazel’s mother, wrote on the family blog:

“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 was the pizza plea, which was written in medical tape.

article-2363848-1AD12E36000005DC-673_634x508

But just a few hours after the sign made its way to Reddit, the hospital was flooded with deliveries.

“Hazel woke up from her nap to the smell of pizza and was so excited to chow down!” Lauren wrote.

“Several other children and nurses came into the room, with music playing, and had themselves a wonderful Pizza Party,” the elated mother continued.

“However, due to the sheer number of pizzas and inquiries from the media, the hospital has asked that the pizza deliveries end and thank everyone for their support,” she finished.

She thanked the public and expressed her hope that this is the level of compassion all children with cancer are receiving.

“Awareness and funding is severely lacking, and to help get better treatments and outcomes for our children, we need all the support we can get!”

article-2363848-1AD12E32000005DC-124_634x445

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where Hazel is staying, also released a similar statement to thank the Reddit community for devoting so much attention to the happiness of the sick child.

“We agree with Reddit users. It can be difficult to turn down the request of a sick child, especially when it’s a request for pizza. On behalf of the Hammersley family, thank you for spreading the word and we hope the photo of Hazel with a successful pizza delivery received spreads just as far and fast as the original photo has.”

Via Reddit, Photos via Facebook

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

More In World

World Alexia LaFata

This Couple’s Road Trip Sign Language Song Is Better Than Any Lip Sync Video

Road trips can be boring. Some people spice them up with a belting sing along. Others, like American Sign Language interpreter Tina Cleveland and fiancé Paul Sirimarco, spice them up with something a little quieter, but a lot more impressive: signing.  During this road trip, the couple performed the “Grease” classic, “You’re the One That I Want,” completely in […]

World Alexia LaFata

Adorable Baby Can’t Stop Giggling While Being Licked By Pit Bull (Video)

Baby Elliott definitely won’t need a bath after this. Or maybe he will. That’s up to your interpretation. Elliott simply can’t stop giggling while getting licked by a pit bull named Gemma. This adorable video comes to us from the Instagram account of Gemma’s owner, who’s trying to raise money for the pup to get TPLO surgery. Gemma’s […]

Also On Elite

Videos

Beyoncé Just Did A Lauryn Hill ‘Ex Factor’ Cover, And It’s Perfect (Video)

Throughout the On the Run tour, Beyoncé has been covering “Ex Factor” by Lauryn Hill — and it’s no surprise that she absolutely kills it each time. Top notch vocals mixed with an incredible, heart-wrenching song can only produce magic. With a cover like this, though, Bey isn’t exactly helping with the divorce rumors fueling […]

Film

It’s Not Magic, It’s Science: ‘Harry Potter’ Can Help Reduce The Biases Held By Children

Good news “Harry Potter” fans! According to science, the “Harry Potter” books help reduce the prejudices of children. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology has found that J.K. Rowling’s books can significantly improve kids’ perceptions of immigrants and homosexuals. The books apparently help children understand the perspective of marginalized groups as […]

World

Homeless, Not Helpless: This Will Change The Way You Think About Homeless People (Video)

In Orlando, Florida, homeless people range from those who have degrees in biology to those who have built robots. As part of the campaign Rethink Homelessness, these homeless people are writing their reasons on pieces of cardboard — and they certainly don’t all fit the stereotype. The Rethink Homelessness campaign Facebook page says, Since the recession […]