Lauren Hill, the basketball player for Mount Saint Joseph University who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, had a special surprise for Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still. After Bengals practice on Thursday, Hill gave him the jersey from her first college game.
When Hill's doctors said she likely would not live past December, her school petitioned the NCAA to move her first game to an earlier date so that she would be able to play. Hill took the court on Nov. 2 and scored the first basket of the game.
Hill has become fast friends with Still, whose four-year-old daughter Leah is currently undergoing cancer treatments. The duo first met in October.
Still has become an outspoken proponent of pediatric cancer research. Donations in Hill's honor to Cincinnati Children's Hospital have totaled $324,000 so far.
- Dan Gartland