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Lauren Hill, Leah Still honored at the ESPYS

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Lauren Hill and Leah Still were honored Wednesday night at the 2015 ESPYS Awards for their courage and cancer battle.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and the 2015 NBA MVP presented and welcomed Hill's parents to the stage.

A video montage of Lauren's best moments from her first ever college game were played before Lisa and Brent Hill accepted the award for Best Moment on behalf of Lauren for that game.

Over 10,000 packed the Cintas Center in November of last year to watch Lauren make her long-awaited debut on the college basketball court.

"Lauren showed us through heart, determination, courage, strength and faith that, no matter what, it is possible to achieve your dreams," Lisa said after accepting the award.

The Mt. Saint Joseph basketball player passed away in April from a rare brain tumor, but not before impacting millions around the world and raising awareness for DIPG. She led the charge for DIPG awareness raising $1.5 million for cancer research.

"If she were here today standing on this stage, she would ask you not to sit on the bench,"  Lisa said. "Please don't wait until you're personally affected by cancer to start kicking cancer's butt."

Lisa also encouraged everyone to keep donating to Layup 4 Lauren.

"I dare you not to be inspired," said Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who introduced Leah and Devon Still.

Devon Still accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance  Award for Leah.

In an Instagram post Tuesday morning, Still said Leah is unable to join him in accepting the award.

“We are short one princess but unfortunately the doctors didn't give her the ok because her immune system is still weak. She told me to hold it down for her on that stage so that's what I'm going to do!” wrote Still.

Leah was released from the hospital last month after undergoing stem cell therapy treatment. She was diagnosed a year ago with a rare form of pediatric cancer and Devon announced in March that doctors said her cancer was in remission.

Devon thanked his fiance for her support and the Bengals for sticking with him during the time.

"Y'all helped me save my daughter's life," Devon said after accepting the award on Leah's behalf.

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