Friday, April 10, 2015

Goodbye And Thank You Lauren Hill

A little more than 2 weeks ago I wrote about Lauren Hill, a 19-year old fighting a rare form of brain cancer. Sadly this morning she lost her battle with cancer and passed away.

Since she was diagnosed in 2013 she took the challenge head on knowing the outcome was stacked against her she wanted to do everything she could to raise awareness. During one of her interviews she said “I’m spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment’s not promised.” Pretty profound coming from someone that still in their teens.

As things got worse for her she became sensitive to light, sound and movement. She tired quickly and would need a wheelchair and sleep was becoming more difficult. Even then she was still remaining committed to her The Cure Starts Now Foundation until the end, with her family taking on a bigger role as she weakened. So far the nonprofit foundation has raised over $1.5 million for cancer research.

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