Utah Sigma Chi Makes Old Woman’s Dying Wish Come True With The Sweetest Serenade I’ve Ever Seen

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Leslie Ward Corbett’s mother is very sick, and in her sickness had a dying wish. She wanted a special song to be played at her funeral. Seems a simple enough wish, but her family felt it wasn’t enough. Leslie and her family wanted to do something for her mom while she was still alive.

Corbett’s mom always loved Sigma Chi’s serenade “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.” Seeing as how they’re connected to the fraternity, Leslie’s brother and nephew, both Sigma Chis, organized the University of Utah chapter to serenade her mom. Active members and alumni dressed up, and came to the house to put on a private performance, before each of them gave her a white rose.

Try not to cry.

My mom, who is very ill, wanted nothing more than to hear the song Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. My brother and nephew, who are Sigma Chi's surprised her with this. Thank you to the gentlemen of Sigma Chi for giving all of us a memory we will never forget

Posted by Leslie Corbett on Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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