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A Snowy Hospital Rooftop and a Message of Love – How This Teen Lifted His Mom's Spirits

A high school freshman left a note in the hopes of bolstering his mother's spirits.

A Snowy Hospital Rooftop and a Message of Love – How This Teen Lifted His Mom's Spirits
Posted Feb. 11, 2014

BOLINGBROOK, IL — It may be cold outside, but a message written in the snow is warming hearts in the Chicago area.

On Monday, Rush University Medical Center posted a photo snapped by nurse Angela Washek to Facebook, showing a note written in the snow on top of the hospital's parking garage. Written in gigantic letters was the message, "Hi Mom. God Bless U."

"No matter how cold it gets," Washek said, "there is always a message of warmth if we just open our eyes to see it.” 

At the time, it remained a mystery who had written the note, or who it was for.

On Tuesday, the mystery was solved: the Chicago Tribune revealed the note was written for Bolingbrook resident Sharon Hart, a patient recently diagnosed with leukemia.

The author? Hart's 14-year-old son, William.

The Trib revealed the teen initially scribbled "Hi Mom," making the O into a smiley face, before visiting his mom. Hours later, as he left the hospital, William, his dad and his uncle added, "God Bless U."

“I wanted to send her the message because I thought it would brighten her spirits and help her get through this,” the Bolingbrook High School freshman told the Trib.

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