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Lauren Hill honored by hometown with street, stone memorial

Gages Lane, which runs along the cemetery where Lauren is buried in Greendale, Indiana, was renamed #22 Lauren Hill Lane. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Daniel Beaver) Gages Lane, which runs along the cemetery where Lauren is buried in Greendale, Indiana, was renamed #22 Lauren Hill Lane. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Daniel Beaver)
Lauren Hill's hometown in Indiana dedicated a street and a stone memorial to the brave cancer survivor Sunday. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Daniel Beaver) Lauren Hill's hometown in Indiana dedicated a street and a stone memorial to the brave cancer survivor Sunday. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Daniel Beaver)
GREENDALE, IN (FOX19) -

Lauren Hill's hometown in Indiana dedicated a street and a stone memorial to her Sunday.

Sunday marks one-year since we lost the inspirational 19-year-old, who passed away from DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).

Gages Lane, which runs along the cemetery where Lauren is buried in Greendale, Indiana, was renamed #22 Lauren Hill Lane.

MORE: Lauren Hill's headstone complete at Greendale Cemetery

Sunday's street dedication ceremony - was at 3:22 today - in honor of Lauren's number.

Lauren's story is, despite her illness, that she started in her first college basketball game for Mount St. Joseph University and raised more than $1 million dollars for cancer research before she passed away. 

Lauren's mission continues with The Cure Starts Now. More than $2.4 million dollars has been raised in honor of Lauren, according to the foundation's website. 

As a senior at Lawrenceburg High School, Lauren was diagnosed with DIPG just 49 days after signing on to play at MSJ.

Determined to help fulfill her dream of playing college ball, Mount St. Joseph coach Dan Benjamin got a special waiver from the NCAA to move up the team's season opener so that Lauren could play before her condition worsened.

10,000 fans inside Xavier's Cintas Center watched as Lauren made her first layup as a college basketball player. She went on to play in three more games before becoming an honorary coach.

She became the face and voice of a cureless disease.

“I want to be remembered as a hero for little kids to look up to,” Hill said in 2014. “Give them a beacon of hope that there is hope and hopefully that a cure is coming soon.”

Lauren is a recipient of an honorary doctorate degree for humane letters from Mount St. Joseph University, and on April 5, 2015 Hill was awarded the Pat Summitt Courage Award. 

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