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Lauren Hill - basketball player - brain tumor - NCAA - updated 11/2/2014
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Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Hill. Her courage will never be forgotten. http://t.co/XMl0hLwWLQ http://t.co/23mNCb62yQ
She asked me to tell her story so others wouldn't suffer. She became one of my closest friends. Goodbye. I love you! https://t.co/gZtQ61Xw7E
The courage Lauren Hill demonstrated was awe inspiring. I hope her family finds some solace in knowing how many lives she touched.
Lauren Hill, Inspirational NCAA Hoopster, Loses Battle With Cancer http://t.co/2EVfWQ6yCb
#RIP Lauren Hill .. you were an inspiration to a lot of individuals with or without cancer. 🙏🏻❤️ http://t.co/kUz8y7wbRF
RIP Lauren Hill. Your bravery in the face of cancer was mesmerizing. An angel rises… http://t.co/1oWZ0QhJnA
RIP, Lauren Hill. An inspiration. http://t.co/rgUZOIyBGg http://t.co/MmZaM1YDkJ
RIP Lauren Hill. Thank you for using the game we love to inspire us all. Forever teammates in spirit. #BeatDIPG ❤️ http://t.co/0ziB0k4QJw
So sad to hear, RIP: Lauren Hill, 19, dies after her battle with brain cancer" http://t.co/f5hnhAWvEu via @FoxSports http://t.co/AIJAyXao9G
Her story inspired us all, on and off the court. RIP, Lauren Hill. She has passed away at 19. http://t.co/EFmrMQqRs7 http://t.co/HykDtlUXx4
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill hugs Pat Summit after receiving the Pat Summitt Award during halftime of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. WNBA Player Tamika Devonne Catchings, of the Indiana Fever is at the right. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives thumbs up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, right, cheers on her team with teammate Brooke Mosler during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. Hill is wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from the bright lights. Hill is wearing ear and eye protection to help her with the lights and noise. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gets congratulated by teammate Tara Dennis, right, after scoring during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill takes a break as her team warms up before her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, center, gets congratulated by teammates after scoring during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill laughs with a teammate at before her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
A Mount St. Joseph's fans cheers for Lauren Hill during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill catches a pass and prepares to shoot during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
A Mount St. Joseph's fan wears a tshirt for Lauren Hill during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill stands with Patt Summit, right, and WNBA Player Tamika Devonne Catchings, of the Indiana Fever, left, after recieving the Pat Summitt Award during halftime of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill catches a pass and prepares to shoot during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill shoots a lay up during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill slaps hands with Brilyn Webb, left, before the start of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. Hill is wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from the bright lights. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill hugs Patt Summit, center, and WNBA Player Tamika Devonne Catchings, of the Indiana Fever, right, after recieving the Pat Summitt Award during halftime of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday Nov 2, 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph talks to the media with her parents Lisa Hill and Brent Hill after the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill # 22 of Mount St. Joseph warms up before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph stands during an awards ceremony following the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill #22 of Mount St. Joseph waves during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after scoring her first basket during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph gets a hug from an opponent before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph is introduced before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph is introduced before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lauren Hill smiles as she talks with reporters after practicing 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. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill, center, poses for a photo with her teammates after practicing with the NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Hill had made her choice. She would play basketball at the Division III school in the suburbs. Soon afterward, she started feeling bad and got tests that found an inoperable mass in her brain. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Coach Dan Benjamin wears bands around his wrist for Lauren Hill as he runs the practice of the NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph University'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. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill stretches as she practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph 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, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill, the heroic and inspirational college basketball player fighting for her life and the chance for One Last Game, has issued the first #Layup4Lauren challenge to raise awareness and money for The Cure Starts Now, a non-profit charity raising money to find a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Here are the first to be challenged: LeBron James, Spud Webb, the Dallas Mavericks, Becky Hammon, Zane White, Andrew Whitworth and Andy Dalton. To see more on Lauren's story click here: http://youtu.be/hsU24D42PgQ To donate click here: http://www.layup4lauren.org
Lauren Hill (22) finishes practice with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She's turning those last few months into a celebration of life and a chance to support a cause. (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. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill, left foreground, slaps hands with teammates as she practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Soon after deciding to play basketball at the Division III school, she started feeling bad and got tests that found an inoperable mass in her brain. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill takes a break as she 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 University'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. AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Coach Dan Benjamin wears a T-shirt with Lauren HIll's number as he runs the practice for the NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph University's season opener to be changed to Nov. 2 so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, will be able to play in a college basketball game. Hill's got only a few months to live, and she's spending a good part of it on the basketball court getting ready for her one shining moment. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Lauren Hill gets congratulation from a teammate after practicing with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She's got only a few months to live, and she's spending a good part of it on the basketball court getting ready for her one shining moment. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) - College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer.

Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought she was simply coming to watch her old team play.

The 19-year-old freshman has gained attention for her efforts to play at Division III Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and raise money to research and treat cancer. She was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and has perhaps only months to live.

"All this has been amazing and the continued support from everybody, and all the other teams, and the community," Hill told the crowd. "There's really good people out there, that I've learned, and I'm speechless."

A banner with Hill's No. 22 jersey was unveiled during the halftime ceremony and Lawrenceburg's mayor declared there would be a Lauren Hill Week in the southeastern Indiana city.

The Layup4Lauren challenge has helped raise more than $300,000 in the last few weeks for cancer research.

More than 10,000 people attended the Mount St. Joseph game on Nov. 2 against Hiram College, where Hill fulfilled her dream of playing college basketball and made two layups. She unexpectedly played again Friday night against Bethany College, scoring another basket.

Lawrenceburg girls basketball coach Zane White said those at the school will be inspired by Hill wherever they go.

"It's an honor to know Lauren and be able to do this for her," he said.

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