Sunday Inspiration: A Special Christmas for Lexi

lexibrownIf you liked last week’s story about the young deaf man in Turkey whose friends came to his aid, you’ll love this Christmas story about 12 year-old Lexi Brown’s Christmas surprise. The best stories are real ones, aren’t they? But did you expect the angels to be members of a college fraternity?

Lexi was in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for her life against cancer when on a lark she and her mother put a sign outside their window asking for pizza delivery.

It so happened that there is a fraternity across the street, and when the SAE brothers saw the sign they decided to not only deliver pizza but roses and a serenade. That was just the beginning of a beautiful relationship. The frat guys began visiting Lexi on a regular basis and bringing friends as well, members of the UCLA football team and women’s tennis team among them.

Then came the big surprise. One night Lexi looked out her window and saw the fraternity covered in Christmas lights and on the roof were the letters LEXI lit up large as life. They are certainly making it a special Christmas.

The young men are now raising money to help pay for Lexi’s medical bills, and they will remain by her side in her struggle.

Isn’t that the kind of powerful Christmas story we all want to hear?

If you want to know more about Lexi, here’s an article including photos of those extravagant holiday lights plus a news clip.

May her story and the spirit of generosity and kindness remain in your heart throughout the season and the new year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you.


  1. Meyrill on December 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Amazing story. Love your Sunday blogs

  2. Marsha Markham on December 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Great story…I think we often judge people in not a good way…for instance thinking frat brothers are all about themselves. These young men are making a difference…they’ve boosted Lexi and her family and themselves as well. How heartwarming!

  3. April Mc Vey on December 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    It is so nice when gods children surround each other. Such a simple gift with tremendous blessings!

  4. Terry Guerra on December 21, 2015 at 3:26 am

    What a beautiful story! Thoughts and prayers to brave Lexi and her family. Frat brothers, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s wonderful!

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