Lauren Hill only played in four games for Mt. St. Joseph's women's basketball team, but she made a tremendous impact on those around her before dying of brain cancer on Friday.
Now, two fellow Ohio athletes are telling the world about how Lauren's strength inspired them.
LeBron James sent multiple tweets upon hearing the news, talking about Hill's leadership and bravery.
Dear Lauren Hill,— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2015
You are the true definition of strength, courage, power, leadership, etc etc! Your time spent on earth will never be...
forgotten. I have that I never got the chance to meet u in person but know you inspired me the whole time! For every life u touched, u...— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2015
made the biggest impact of them by just being YOU!! You're in a far better place now and please don't have to much fun up there w/o all...— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2015
your family and friends. Can u please tell my Grandma I said hello. Don't be afraid, she knows you cause we spoke about u plenty of times..— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2015
Devon Still also reminisced about the time he spent with Hill, and the importance of continuing her quest to raise money for the fight against cancer.
"When you die it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you leave." Lauren never let this terrible disease define her. She didn't let it control whether she lived out her dream of playing college ball and she fought to live pass what doctors originally told her she would. Lauren left her mark on this world by showing people what it really meant to NEVER GIVE UP. So would I say she lost her battle with cancer? Hell no! Because of her fight and selfless act of using her fight to raise an incredible amount of money and awareness, doctors will one day find a cure for DIPG! It hurt like hell seeing the news this morning and i'm not even sure how I'm going to tell my daughter. In the past two weeks, two kids that I have met and developed relationships with have passed from cancer smh something's got to give its not right #For22 #LaurenStrong
Hill's "Club 22" campaign seeks to raise $2.2 million for research into pediatric brain cancers.
- Brendan Maloy