Lauren Hill is the 19 year old freshman who plays basketball for division III Mount St. Joseph.

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She’s also suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.  She receiving instant national attention when she played a few seconds in a game in November of 2014.  I wrote a short piece about her on November 3rd.  You can see it here.

There are at least two Facebook pages tracking her journey and helping to raise money for a cure.  To date well over $1 million has been raised.  The pages are here:

And here:

Basketball is only a part of Lauren’s story but I find it amazing that it has brought her so much attention.  I am a big advocate of participating in sports because of all the valuable lessons you can learn.  In this instance, people watching sports may have learned just as many lessons.