This is a local story for me, but it has gone quite national.
I thought those of you across the pond might enjoy this story too.
Being local, she is on the news almost daily. It is sad for me to watch this girl on the news, she started off so full of life and week by week you
can see how this is taking a terrible toll on her. My heart goes out to her family and friends, but I also give her praise for trying so hard to
raise awareness and hanging in there so hard.
Lauren Hill is a 19 year old mt. st. joseph college student dieing of a brain tumor.
She is not expected to live through December.
IT is called DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
"A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of
gliomas is the brain. Gliomas make up about 30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors and 80% of all malignant brain tumors"
This is the original local story that started everything.
If you can get through this without tearing up something is wrong with you
Everyone went sooo out of their way to make Lauren's final wish come true. It was called 'One last game'. The opening basketball game was not
only moved up, but took place in a larger arena than the college could handle. Needless to say the game sold out.
Lauren made the first and last baskets of the game. Mostly due to her teammates making sure it happened.... But incredible none the less seeing as
she could hardly run the court at all.
Lauren continues to steam on. Last night she dropped the puck at the cincinnati cyclones game. She was in a wheelchair, but still going strong.
So it's a sad but feel good story too. Kudos to Lauren for pushing on.
'never give up' she says.
Such a brave girl. Rock on, kid.