An Illinois teenager has gained national attention for stomping out a touching message to his cancer-stricken mother in snow on the roof of a parking garage at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she underwent chemotherapy.
According to Fox News
, 14-year-old William Hart of Bolingbrook, Ill., carved the message, reading: "HI MOM – GOD BLESS U," with a smiley face replacing the "O" in "MOM."
His mother, Sharon, said she was looking out the window of the hospital, where she was receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, when she noticed the heart-warming message on Saturday morning.
"I wanted to send her the message because I thought it would brighten her spirits and help her get through this," William, a freshman at Bolingbrook High School, told the Chicago Tribune. "I would love for her to be happy. This has been rough. I've been praying a lot and trying to not think about what's going on so I can do good in school."
Nurses, doctors, and patients began posting photos of the message on social media and the images went viral.
"My son has never done anything like this before," Hart, 48, told the Tribune. "He is a very caring child and very loving. ... He acted on instinct and from what was in his heart. I'm glad so many people got to see the message and that it touched so many. It shows how big God is."