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Another Side of Lauren Hill

FOX19's Tricia Macke sat down with Lauren Hill (FOX19) FOX19's Tricia Macke sat down with Lauren Hill (FOX19)
"It's a dream come true to play on the college court,” Lauren Hill said after the game on Nov. 2 (Photo: FOX19) "It's a dream come true to play on the college court,” Lauren Hill said after the game on Nov. 2 (Photo: FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

FOX19 NOW's Tricia Macke sat down with Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill for a one-on-one interview in 2014 to hear her emotional side of what's happened to her in the last year.  

Last year, as a high school senior in Lawrenceburg she committed to play basketball at Mount St. Joseph. Her coach says just 49 days after that, she brought them the news that she was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). A condition so rare, only about 150 cases are identified in children in North America each year. Because of the tumor, bright lights and loud noises become too much to take, forcing her to wear sunglasses and earmuffs while on the bench.

Lauren Hill played her "one last game" game on Nov. 2 in a sold out Cintas Center.  Mount St. Joseph beat Hiram College 66-55. She finished the day shooting 2-of-3 with four points in her college debut.

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During a halftime presentation, Hill was presented the “Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award” from the award's namesake, legendary women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt.

Since the game, she has been trying to spread awareness the only way she knows how--through basketball. So she created a lay up challenge urging athletes (like LeBron James) to get involved. And so far she has raised $40,000 for research of this deadly cancer.

"I'm probably not going to be around to see it, but it's going to help a lot of people. It's going to help everybody. That's why we need to keep staying with it,” said Hill.

There has been an a ton of local support for Hill. Jason Laine with Victory Through Sacrifice is selling shirts with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Lauren's Fight For Cure campaign.  Shirts are $15. You can buy the shirts here: http://www.vtsapparel.com/

Glamour Magazine ranked Lauren Hill on their list of "Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference."

Watch the video above for Tricia Macke's Another Side of Lauren Hill.  Lauren also attempts to take on 19 questions in under one minute with Tricia.

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