Tuesday, April 14, 2015


photo by Stuart Seeger

Lauren Hill, the 19 year-old well-loved basketball player at Mount St. Joseph College, in Cincinnati, died of a brain tumor last Friday, April 10th.  Her cancer was discovered while a senior in high school, but it did not slow her down.  She fought it at the same time she went on to college and her beloved basketball, competing in her first NCAA college basketball game last November.  Friends and students gathered by the hundreds in memorial for her life, as she had that kind of impact on others.  Hill was one of those people that led by example, helping to raise well over a million dollars to go towards pediatric cancer research.  "An assistant coach read one of her essays that ended with:  'Never give up on your dream.  Find something to fight for.  I fight for others.' "   news story

Principle in the type:  "One night a young idealist had a dream. He dreamed there was a new store in a nearby shopping mall.  He went in and saw an angel behind a counter. Nervously, he asked what the shop sold.  "Everything your heart desires,” replied the angel.  "Then I want peace on earth,” exclaimed the idealist. “I want an end to famine, sorrow, and disease.”      ---"Just a minute," replied the angel.  "You haven't understood.  We don't sell fruit here---only seeds."  Marvin J. Ashton

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