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When college freshman, Lauren Hill decided to play women’s basketball at Mount Saint Joseph University, she couldn’t foresee the challenges she would face. After a strong bout of Vertigo, dizziness and a collision with a team mate, Lauren and her family knew something was wrong. An MRI revealed she had DIPG: diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, an inoperable brain tumor. When doctors advised the family to get her things in order, Lauren felt she still had time to make her dream come true: to play one college game. Mount Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team was originally scheduled to play its game away against Hiram College. With the NCAA’s approval, Hiram College has agreed to play the season opener at Mount Saint Joseph so that Lauren’s dream can become a reality. Lauren’s story will inspire you.

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