MEDICAL DISEASES CANCER : COLLEGE BASKETBALL : Lauren Hill #22: Her First Basketball Game

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MEDICAL DISEASES CANCER :  COLLEGE BASKETBALL :   Lauren Hill #22: Her First College Basketball Game 


Lauren Hill #22: Her First College Basketball Game 


Lauren Hill (basketball)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lauren Hill (October 1, 1995 – April 10, 2015) was an American freshman basketball player
at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, who suffered from terminal brain cancer.
She was runner up for 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, coming second in
voting to Mo'ne Davis.

Lauren Hill was born in Greendale, Indiana.[2] Her battle with cancer became public
when the NCAA agreed to allow Mount St. Joseph to play Hiram College two weeks
prior to the original game date so Hill could play.[3] The location of the game was also
originally moved from Hiram's Price Gymnasium to Mount St. Joseph's Harrington
Center so that Hill would not have to travel the over 300 miles from Cincinnati to Hiram.
However, due to public interest in the game, it was later moved from the 2,000 seat
Harrington Center to the 10,250 seat Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University.[4]
She raised US$1 million for pediatric cancer research with a Cincinnati telethon for
The Cure Starts Now Foundation.[5] The Foundation then donated $1 million to brain cancer
research[6][7] and continues to grow and donated over $4.7 million to medical research in 2015.[8]

Hill's family signed her up for hospice care on December 1, 2014.[9]

After Hill played in four games and made five layups,[10] Mount St. Joseph basketball coach
Dan Benjamin announced that she would not play in future games but would like to stay on as
an honorary coach.[11] On January 7, 2015, Hill served as an assistant coach for the team.[12]

Wheaties honored Hill with her picture on its cereal box.[13]

On February 6, 2015, Hill was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree by
Mount St. Joseph University.[14]



·  "Lauren Hill runner-up for Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year". Archived from the original on January 1, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill". Hollywood Life. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

·  ·  "An Unforgettable Sunday Afternoon For Lauren Hill". espnW. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph's, who has brain tumor, fulfills hoops dream".

·  ·  "Cancer-stricken hero Lauren Hill raises $1 million". NY Daily News. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill Basketball: Terminally Ill College Basketball Player Reaches Her $1 Million Goal For
Brain Cancer Research [VIDEO] : NCAABB"
. Sports World News. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

·  ·  "Terminally Ill Basketball Player Lauren Hill Raises $1 Million – Cancer, Real People Stories". Associated Press. December 31, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

·  ·  "2016 TCSN Annual Report" (PDF). Fall 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2017.

·  ·  Keith BieryGolick, The Cincinnati Enquirer (December 3, 2014). "Lauren Hill's family signs her up
for hospice care"
. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill recognized by conference". March 4, 2015. Archived from the original
on March 5, 2015.

·  ·  Greg Noble. "Lauren Hill: Basketball hero with brain cancer will become honorary coach for
Mount St. Joseph"
WCPO. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill serves as assistant coach for MSJ basketball game – Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati – Top Stories". Archived from the original on January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

·  ·  "Wheaties honors cancer-stricken basketball freshman Lauren Hill". NY Daily News. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill awarded honorary doctorate from Mount Saint Joseph University". February 7, 2015.
Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill honored with Pat Summitt award". Retrieved April 8, 2015.

·  ·  "Lauren Hill, Who Fought Tumor to Play College Basketball, Dies at 19". The New York Times. April 11, 2015.
Retrieved January 2, 2016.

·  ·  Sinclair Broadcast Group. "Lauren Hill (1995-2015) – Top Stories – wkrc". Lauren Hill (1995-2015) –
Top Stories – wkrc. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015.

·  ·  WCPO Staff. "Thousands participate in Lauren Hill memorial". WCPO. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

·  "Lauren Hill Honored With A Brick And A Word In Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame". espnW.


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As a high school senior, Lauren Hill was diagnosed with a


Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)


Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG)

are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain.

They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain's glial tissue —

tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain's neurons.







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#playfor22 The Story of Lauren Hill

Eric Gerhardt


We met Lauren Hill on her 19th birthday shortly after she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer called DIPG.

We followed her quest to play in one college basketball game before she died. That game was televised nationally,

and her mission to raise cancer awareness research funding became an international success story.

We followed her for the final six months of her life to tell the story she wanted the world to hear.



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