This is yet another testament to the power of the Internet.
When a Reddit user saw a non-serious post from the family of 2-year-old cancer patient Hazel Hammersley requesting that pizza be sent to her room at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the site went above and beyond to help out. She has stage 3 neuroblastoma and is receiving chemotherapy treatment. Just minutes after the initial Reddit post, several pizza orders went out. Eventually, Hazel received so much pizza that the hospital had to write a post on their blog to stop the influx.
Hazel's mother, Lauren, thanked everyone for their generosity on the family's blog:
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!
Hazel's family and the hospital expressed their appreciation for this abundance of kindness and hope it will help to spread awareness about childhood cancer.