'God Bless U' written in snow for mom with leukemia

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by CBS News

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 11:46 AM

CHICAGO – When Shari Hart was diagnosed with leukemia last week, her 14-year-old son wanted to do something special.

So, this past weekend he wrote her a simple message: “HI MOM,” with a smiley face inside the O.

Two simple words that had a big impact, because of the effort it took. Her son, Will, didn’t simply write those words in a text message or on a greeting card, he wrote it in giant letters in the snow on the roof of the parking garage across the street from his mom’s room at Rush University Medical Center.
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Later, with the help of his dad, Will added a few more words: “GOD BLESS U.”

Shari, 48, is at Rush for about a month for chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Five simple words from her son and husband went a long way to lifting her spirits, given the way the words were delivered.

“Anyone who came in the room, I said, ‘Look what my son did!’ It was such a proud thing. And then to have my husband gone down and say, ‘Let’s put a little more on’ … who thinks this? My family, apparently,” she said. “It just gives me true joy, and lifts me up. So when you’re feeling a little low, just some simple words, ‘God bless you,’ made me cry.”

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