Lauren Hill hoping to raise $2.2 million for cancer research
Lauren Hill, the college basketball player whose fight with terminal brain cancer has become a national story, is raising money for cancer research and treatment. She is more than $1.5 million on the way to her goal of $2.2 million, reports the Associated Press.
Hill, 19, sleeps "a lot" and needs a wheelchair to move throughout Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, where she's receiving care, reports the AP. She was diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal cancer, last year after developing symptoms during her senior year of high school.
She elected to play basketball for Mount St. Joseph's freshman team anyway, and when her condition began deteriorating, the NCAA moved up the team's first game of the season to allow her to play.
In March, Hill was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic conference first team.
Last week, Lauren's family shared an update on her condition to a Facebook page set up to document her battle.
- Mike Fiammetta