The feature “Lauren Hill: One More Game” on ESPN is a fantastic piece.

This is sports at its best.  Sports can lift our spirits, encourage us, bring us together, make us cheer, make us cry.

In the feature you will notice Lauren and others wearing t-shirts with “Never Give Up” on it.  It reminds me of the words of the late Jim Valvano; Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.  Cancer killed Valvano, but that doesn’t mean he gave up.  If Lauren eventually succumbs to cancer it won’t mean she gave up.  Giving up or not giving up is an operation of the mind.  Jim Valvano’s body gave out but his mind never gave up.  Lauren’s body may soon give out but I would imagine her mind will be strong and courageous to the end.