Lauren Hill Starts Layup Challenge for Cancer

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Lauren Hill Starts Layup Challenge for Cancer

NCAA college basketball player Lauren Hill started a layup challenge this Monday to raise money for research into the brain cancer she was diagnosed with a year ago. The NCAA has made a special exception to move up the Division III School’s opening game against Hiram College to November 2nd despite the rules that require season’s start later in November. The change in schedule will give Lauren a chance to get on court before the growing tumor that is hindering her, claims her life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF023AEUOtk Lauren Hill, left, practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph’s season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, will be able to play in a college basketball game. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)   [caption id="attachment_1289" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Lauren Hill, left, practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph's season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, will be able to play in a college basketball game. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) Lauren Hill, left, practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph’s season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, will be able to play in a college basketball game. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)[/caption] Breathing life into a situation where most would want to give up, Lauren is making sure no opportunity is wasted. During an interview Hill stated:
I’m spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment’s not promised. Anything can happen at any given moment. What matters is right now.”
As a result of her courage and strength college basketball players and sports teams around the country are signing No.22 jerseys and sending them to Lauren to show their support. Lauren has also been voted for the Pat Summitt most courageous award but the United States Basketball Writers Association, which is normally given out at the Final Four. Beyond the afflictions of the tumor Lauren is preparing to play, spread awareness and inspire others to live with courage. To see more on Lauren’s story click here: http://youtu.be/hsU24D42PgQ To donate click here: http://layup4lauren.org  ]]>

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