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Lauren Hill talks about Hospice Care

Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old college basketball player, leans on hospice to help her reach a very big goal.

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What an awesome and brave young woman you are. You are in our daily prayers for a full and complete recovery. God bless you and your family.

Judy Cord... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

Lauren Hill talks about Hospice Care

It’s likely you’re familiar with Lauren Hill.  Diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer known as DIPG, she and her family knew the disease was going to cut her life far too short.
 
A college freshman, she plays basketball at Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The progression of her disease was expected to rob her of the opportunity to play this season. 
 
With the cooperation of the NCAA, the season schedule was moved up and she was able to play in a game.  And then another. And another.  Appearing in four games total, Lauren scored 10 points and along the way captured the nation’s hearts with her infectious smile, indomitable spirit and passionate sense of purpose.
 
Having the support of the local hospice, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, was always a part of the family’s care plan for Lauren. Leaning on their expertise in pain and symptom management as well as family counseling, Lauren has been able to continue two very important missions.
 
Since DIPG typically strikes children under 10 who aren’t always able to describe their symptoms to doctors, Lauren has been a voice for all those affected by this incurable and largely untreatable disease.
 
With little known about DIPG, Lauren is also on an ambitious drive to raise vital funds for cancer research.  She’s striving to reach a $1,000,000 goal before the end of 2014.
 
A moment she hopes to see with the help of her hospice team.
 
 
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Lauren, you are brave beyond words. I admire your strength and courage.

Cathy... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

I know my son jason did the wings of hope foundation for you since then I have prayed and love you so much I work at

Toni... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

Lauren, you ARE the face of HOPE and as such I have shared your video in hopes that the $ can be raised.

Samantha LIston... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

As a hospice nurse, I am thankful that you have spoken out. Many families wait so late for fear of the word.

Casey Taylor... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

I pray everyday that God grants us a painless death.to just fall asleep and not wake up.

deanna vitale... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

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