A message written on an upper floor window at the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester called on someone to send pizza to a patient's room. Not long after, the small wish became a reality not once — but more than a dozen times.

Cole Favro was born with cystic fibrosis and has been in and out of the hospital his entire life. The Golisano Children’s Hospital became a second home – thanks to the nurses on staff.

"The hospital is awful and not fun to be in, but they make it great. They're so amazing and family," said Favro.

In December, he turned 18.  No longer a kid anymore, he'll soon be transferred to Highland Hospital. Or, as his nurse calls it, he’s graduated.

"We’re going to miss him. It’s been a fun 18 years," said Dr. Karen Voter. 


The message on the window was somewhat of a senior prank. It's certainly one that Favro and the hospital staff won't forget. "It feels really nice that there’s a community around, looking out for everybody and helping people in the hospital like me," Favro added.