Creator of rooftop get well message near Chicago hospital comes forward
CHICAGO — The mystery behind the snowy rooftop message that’s been cheering patients at a Chicago hospital has been solved.
In the snow that piled on the parking deck rooftop of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, someone wrote in large, clean letters: “HI MOM GOD BLESS U” (with a smiley face for the ‘O,” for good measure.)
The message has brightened the bleak hours of many, according to Angela Washek, a nurse in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
It appeared early Sunday morning, after Washek saw a group of men running around on top of the parking garage.
The message could be seen from about 70 to 80 hospital rooms, across four different floors covering the surgical, intensive care and oncology units.
No one knew who did it or why — until Tuesday.
According to WGN, which first reported the story, the message was written by a 14-year-old boy for his mother. Sharon Hart, 48, is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia at the hospital.
Her son, William, wrote “Hi Mom!” with a smiley face, and then called her, telling her to look out her window. Later that day, he and his dad wrote “God Bless U!” next to it.