Lauren Hill, The Inspiring College Basketball Player Fighting Brain Cancer, Died At 19

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In November, over 10,000 people attended Hill?s first college game.

Lauren Hill, whose inspirational fight against brain cancer made headlines last year, died late Thursday into early Friday morning.

Lauren Hill, whose inspirational fight against brain cancer made headlines last year, died late Thursday into early Friday morning.

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Hill was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 when she was 18-year-old.

Hill was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 when she was 18-year-old.

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Hill worked with numerous fundraising and advocacy groups. Her nonprofit foundation helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research with the group The Cure Starts Now.

Hill worked with numerous fundraising and advocacy groups. Her nonprofit foundation helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research with the group The Cure Starts Now.

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The freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University also spoke often about she wouldn’t allow her illness to hold her back.

The freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University also spoke often about she wouldn't allow her illness to hold her back.

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