Vincent Award #62: Lauren Hill

This week's Vincent Award goes to Lauren Hill. Despite being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer she decided to keep playing for the Mount St. Joseph basketball team as a freshman. She scored two points in the first quarter of her first game before being relived despite being severely drained of energy from her fight against cancer.

Hill set a goal of $2.2 million for research and treatment of the type of cancer she developed more than a year ago, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Hill fundraised for The Cure Starts Now. According to The Cure Starts Now’s Facebook page, Hill’s efforts raised more than $1.4 million for DIPG research.

Lauren's coach says that she has made a bigger impact on the world then he will ever be able to do. Lauren is getting this award for her extreme bravery for facing cancer head on and instead of just fighting her cancer she chose to continue basketball all while fighting against ALL cancer. She really is an inspiration to us all.

Lauren died early this morning.

We need more Lauren's in the world an a lot less cancer. Because of her contribution that may yet come to pass.

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ESPN also covered the story.

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