Lauren Hill raised over $1 million for cancer research

Lauren Hill’s goal was to play in a college basketball game. Hill — who has an inoperable form of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) — achieved that dream and then some, playing in four games for Mount St. Joseph before she decided to retire and become an honorary coach for the Lions. Hill’s next goal was to raise $1 million by the end of the year for The Cure Starts Now, a foundation that supports brain cancer research. She got that done, too:

#LaurenHill reaches her $1 million goal! Thank you!

— The Cure Starts Now (@CureStartsNow) December 30, 2014

Hill, who can be seen speaking here right after the goal was reached, got an anonymous $116,000 donation Tuesday evening to push her telethon over the goal. The number’s still rising.

The Cincinnati BengalsDevon Still, who has developed a strong bond with Hill during his daughter’s battle with cancer, tweeted his congratulations:

Congrats Lauren Hill on raising 1 million dollars for DIPG Cancer research! Using your battle to raise awareness n money is an inspiration!

— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) December 30, 2014

It’s yet another accomplishment in what’s been a productive, inspiring year for Hill. She played and scored in those four games, got her own Wheaties box and personalized NBA Live cover, and was just named runner-up to Mo’Ne Davis in the AP’s Female Athlete of the Year voting.

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