Lauren Hill's emotional story captivated the national as she fought her disease to realize her dream of playing college basketball, scoring the first basket of Mt. St. Joseph's season opener against Hiram college in front of over 10,000 fans at Cincinnati's Cintas Center.

By Extra Mustard
April 10, 2015

Mount St. Joseph's basketball player Lauren Hill died at age 19 on Friday after an extended battle with brain cancer.

Hill's emotional story captivated the nation as she fought her disease to realize her dream of playing college basketball, scoring the first basket of Mt. St. Joseph's season opener against Hiram College in front of over 10,000 fans at Cincinnati's Cintas Center.

The sports world is reacting to her death on Twitter and Instagram, showing that Hill provided a near-universal inspiration to those who heard her story.

Hill's hope was to use her story's visibility to raise $2.2 million for pediatric brain cancer research, and her campaign has already raised $1.5 million of that goal.

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