The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill


I was incredibly inspired and moved by the story of teenager, Lauren Hill. Her strength and determination was beautiful to see.

It’s no wonder that I cried when I saw the tribute to her at the 2015 ESPY Awards. We can all be inspired and learn from her.

Young People Insight

Today I watched the tribute to college basketball player, Lauren Hill, from the 2015 ESPY Awards, and it was beautiful.  I cried as I was reminded of the amazing courage this young woman showed in the face of adversity and how she made a big difference in the world in such a short space of time.

Lauren Hill was a teenager who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but had a dream to play college basketball and she was not going to let anything stop her.  Not even an inoperable brain tumour.  The world, particularly the sports world, was taken by this brave young woman who simply wanted to play one game in her college uniform.

As Lauren’s condition got worse, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) allowed her college, Mount St. Joseph, to move up its opening game by two weeks, so that Lauren would get her wish. 

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