Lauren Hill has been an encouragement to millions and an excellent example of how to handle the travesty of brain cancer with grace and dignity. She stands as a testament to faith, courage, dedication and family.
Sadly, this week, the family of Lauren Hill, the courageous freshman at Mt. St. Joseph college, announced that she had entered hospice care. Lauren, battling inoperable brain cancer, has been a profile in courage as she refused to allow her disease to stop her from achieving a life-time goal: playing in a college basketball game.
While Lauren has encouraged countless others, now you can encourage her by sending her a card with your best wishes and prayers. Here are details on how to proceed:
Hill continues to connect with tens of thousands of fans via her Lauren’s Fight for the Cure Facebook page. Frequent updates give fans a window into her activities. A recent post asked those interested in mailing Hill to do so at this address:
The Cure Starts Now
Attn: Lauren Hill
10280 Chester Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Hill’s family elected to begin hospice treatment Wednesday, according to her Facebook page. The family planned to do this in October or November, according to the post, but postponed the decision so Hill could play in her first collegiate basketball game.
Almost exactly a month ago, Lauren attracted world-wide attention by playing in a college basketball game. Weakened by a very deadly form of brain cancer– Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)–Lauren refused to let go of her goal: playing in a college basketball game.
As you can imagine there was hardly a dry eye in the house when moments into the game against Hiram, Hill drove in for a layup. She used her off-hand because of the impact of the cancer on her right side. Lauren was mobbed by teammates.
Watch the historic layup…