Lauren Hill’s name has been immortalized at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, an honor to recognize her brave and inspirational fight against terminal brain cancer while a player at Division III Mount St. Joseph College.
Hill passed away on April 10th due to complications from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, which is a brain cancer that normally is found in young children. She was 19 years old. Her story went national when her school appealed to the NCAA to allow them to play a game weeks early to ensure that Hill would have a chance to play in a college basketball game.
The brick, which is pictured below, was purchased by a former Indiana HS all-star named Shannon Freeman-Frogge, as described in this story from the Indianapolis Star. Freeman-Frogge now lives in Utah and never met Hill, but she and her children wrote weekly letters to Hill to let her know just how inspiring she truly was
— IN Basketball HOF (@HoopsHall) June 10, 2015
There are over 6,000 bricks at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, according to the Star’s story, that are shaped as a basketball with the outline of the state.