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Lauren Hill’s Lesson About Living

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Lauren Hill’s Lesson About Living

Tommy Danaher '15

Tommy Danaher '15

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19 year old Lauren Hill suffers from terminal brain cancer. Being given that news would usually stop people from wanting to live, but not in her case. She keeps fighting her illness day after day and does what she loves the most, playing basketball.

According to CNN, she was diagnosed with a defective brain tumor that gave her only four months left of life. Doctors told her that she wouldn’t make it through December 2014. Her dream was to play basketball for a college she signed up for a few days before she received the bad news, and her dream has now come true.

The tickets to her first college game were sold out within an hour and the arena was extremely crowded. She even got awarded with a plaque from basketball legend, Pat Summitt. According to CNN, Hill said, “today’s been the best day I’ve ever had” as she received her plaque.

FIRST STORY:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/02/health/lauren-hill-basketball/index.html?hpt=he_t2

 

UPDATE:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/basketball-player-lauren-hill-unlikely-to-play-again-amid-cancer-fight/

 

 

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3 Responses to “Lauren Hill’s Lesson About Living”

  1. Gabby Villegas on November 19th, 2014 10:07 am

    This is very inspiring news. Congratulations to her. I send my best wishes to her and her family.

  2. Olivia Ceccato on November 20th, 2014 10:15 am

    I watched this game, and it was very touching. Watching herself, her family and the crowd go wild as she scored her first lay up on a college team was so exciting. So glad she is able to keep her head up and live the way she should be living. Best wishes to Lauren.

  3. Conor McCormick on November 21st, 2014 11:50 am

    this is amazing how some people are just able to just fight through cancer

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