Lauren Hill, Teen Basketball Player With Brain Tumor, Dies

April 10, 2015 2:21 PM

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Lauren Hill, Teen Basketball Player With Brain Tumor, Dies

Lauren Hill, who beat the odds by playing college basketball this fall despite her inoperable brain tumor, has died. She was 19.

Hill was recruited to play on the Mount St. Joseph University basketball team in Cincinnati, but shortly after committing to play for them in 2013, she learned she had an inoperable brain tumor called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Although playing a college game seemed impossible, she practice...

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