The late Lauren Hill will be honored at the 2015 ESPY awards on Wednesday, according to For The Win.
Hill died of terminal brain cancer in April at age 19. She was a freshman forward at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati and achieved her dream of playing college basketball in November.
Her mother, Lisa Hill, will attend the ESPY awards, where her daughter's work to bring awareness to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma will be honored with a special presentation, according to For The Win.
“Some days I have really good days and some days I get really emotional but I think for Lauren she started a mission and she wanted to be the voice for the kids and I just have to keep reminding myself that we are her voice,” Lisa Hill told For The Win.
“We can’t save Lauren anymore because there wasn’t a drug or any good treatments but we can maybe someday save another family, another child from going through the same thing we did because it’s not acceptable. It’s really not acceptable.”
Lisa Hill said she has already run into Cincinnati Bengals tackle Devon Still, whose daughter Leah was close with Lauren, in Los Angeles. Devon Still met Lauren Hill when he surprised her after a basketball practice last year.
- Molly Geary