Monday, April 13, 2015

True Love for the Game

Last Friday, one of the greatest basketball stories of all time came to a tragic end as Lauren Hill lost her fight to cancer. It marks one of the saddest days that I have ever witnessed for the sport. Lauren showed everyone what it meant to truly love the game of basketball.

For those of you who don't know the story, Lauen was a standout basketball star at her high school and was recruited to play for the Mount St. Joseph University basketball team in Cincinnati. She was diagnosed with cancer, before her arrival to the team. She was determined, however to not let this keep her from fulfilling her dream of playing college basketball.

She practiced at the beginning of the season, but her cancer kept getting worse. The school officials were able to move up the first game to be sure that Lauren would be able to play. On November 2, 2014 Lauren's dream was made complete and she scored her first and only points.

Lauren should serve as an inspiration to all people. Lauren's motto was "never give up." She definitely lived according to this motto. Her life is also an encouragement to everyone else to never give even in the most difficult of situations.


  1. Wow, what an inspirational story! It's so encouraging to see people fight against monumental obstacles, no matter how hopeless it seems. We can all learn something about how to live life from Lauren.

  2. Great article! She had a wonderful life motto, and her story will live on for forever. This is such an incredible story.

  3. It's horrible to hear that she's gone, but I'm very glad she got to see her goals through. Trying to imagine a situation like this is very difficult.

  4. Great story... thanks for sharing! Sometimes reading a story like this is exactly what you need in order to keep things in perspective. Good for her for fulfilling her dream!

  5. This story made me cry a little bit, no shame, I am an emotional person. Beautiful story, but so very sad.