Hill leaves lasting legacy


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College of Mount Saint Joseph basketball player Lauren Hill never gave up. After being told that she would live until Christmas of 2014 at the most, she persevered and made it through Easter. Hill’s determination fighting mentality has inspired us all, and will never be forgotten.

College of Mount Saint Joseph basketball player Lauren Hill passed away on Fri. April 10 after a long fight with pediatric brain cancer.

Hill did not give up her fight. Once she found out that she had only months to live, she only became stronger.

She played in five basketball games. Her goal was to play in one. She spread awareness and gave the world hope. Her story captivated us all.

Through numerous fundraisers and events, Hill earned $1.5 million to support and raise awareness for her rare type of pediatric brain cancer, DIPG

She inspired us and reminded us that life can take a major turn within a matter of seconds, so we must enjoy it and treat every moment as if it is our last.

That is what she did.

She was only supposed to live until Christmas, but lasted all the way through Easter. Her outstanding efforts to push herself and fight to see another day are unbelievable and should never be forgotten.

Her jersey will be hung in the rafters at her high school in Lawrenceburg, Indiana so that her legacy will never be forgotten.

Her funeral service was held at the Cintas Center on April 13, and over 10,250 came to show their respects.

Her fighting mentality has captured the hearts of people all over the world, and her legacy will never be forgotten.

Thank you Lauren. Thanks for inspiring us all to be better people.