Cancer stricken toddler's pizza plea answered

ninemsn staff
12:18pm July 15, 2013
The sign that drew attention and pizzas.
The sign that drew attention and pizzas.

A US toddler battling cancer has been showered with pizza after her and her parents posted a sign on a hospital window jokingly asking members of the public to "send pizza".

The parents of two-year-old Hazel Hammersley's helped her put up the plea last week hoping it would brighten a by-passer's day.

The tables were turned on Saturday when the hospital was visited by so many pizza deliverers the family had to politely ask that no more pizzas be sent.

Hazel, affectionately referred to as 'Hazelnut' by her family, was diagnosed with high-risk, stage 3 Neuroblastoma on April 24, 2013, requiring a year and a half of hospital treatment.

Hazel's mother Lauren said they put up the sign to try and pass time and do something fun.

When a photo of the sign was posted on social media site Reddit, Hazel got her wish 20-fold.

Hazel smiles with one of the 20 pizzas she was sent.
Hazel smiles with one of the 20 pizzas she was sent.

"Hazel woke up from her nap to the smell of pizza and was so excited to chow down!," MS Hammersley wrote online.

"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!."

Ms Hammersley thanked the public for their generosity but asked that no more pizzas be sent.

Source: Reddit, Our Little Hazelnut blog

Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Jack Hawke

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