Turning tragedy into triumph

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Sometimes basketball is more than just a game. Fordham University senior Lauren Hutt would attest to that after she lost her father two years ago to bladder cancer.

For the last three years, Lauren has been a student worker for the Fordham Men's Basketball team in the Bronx, NY. The team has become her second family and the seven coaches have become her fathers. This is a story of how basketball guided a young woman through her darkest time and helped get her life back on track.

DJ Sixsmith is a senior at Fordham University. He broadcasts Fordham football and basketball games on the school's radio station, WFUV, and hosts his own podcast called Game Time. Follow him on Twitter: @DJ_Sixsmith
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