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Lauren Hill: College Player With Brain Cancer Playing In First NCAA Game

Sun, November 2, 2014 2:43pm EDT by Add first Comment
Courtesy of USA Today

So brave. Lauren Hill, a freshman college basketball player for Mount St. Joseph, will be playing in her first NCAA basketball game on Nov. 2. This game shows her incredible dedication to the sport after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.

November 2 is special day for Lauren Hill, 19. The college freshman, who has inoperable brain cancer, will be playing in her first NCAA game for the Division III school Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. The NCAA allowed the game to be moved so that Lauren would be able to play before she got too sick. Go, Lions, go!

Lauren Hill’s Brain Cancer: Teen Playing In First College Game After Diagnosis

Lauren Hill isn’t letting cancer prevent her from doing what she loves. The college basketball player is going to shine on the court on Nov. 2 in front of a filled 10,000-seat arena.

She was diagnosed with brain cancer during her senior year of high school, after she had signed with Mount St. Joseph, according to ESPN. The tumor in her brain has spread and she has been given only months to live.

This will be her first basketball game playing for the college team. 

Lauren and her Mount St. Joseph Lions will be facing off against Hiram College. The game was rescheduled so that Lauren would be able to play before her condition worsens.

In an attempt to help others who are suffering from the same battle, Lauren has been sharing her experience to bring awareness to her rare form of brain cancer.

The game is set to be broadcast on regional sports networks and streamed nationally. The game starts at 2 p.m. EST.

We think Lauren is so brave and inspiring for staying decided to basketball amidst her cancer diagnosis.

— Avery Thompson

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