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  • Lauren Hill

    by Representative Luke Messer

    Posted on 2015-01-07

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    MESSER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. MESSER. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to honor a remarkable young woman from Indiana's Sixth Congressional District, 19-year-old Lauren Hill.

    Last year, this Lawrenceburg native was diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal form of brain cancer. Since then, Lauren has become a national symbol of courage and hope for those impacted by this terrible disease.

    This selfless young woman inspired the Nation last November by fulfilling her dream of playing in an NCAA basketball game, despite having an inoperable brain tumor. Lauren not only played, but scored 4 points for the Mount St. Joseph's Lions.

    She then set an ambitious goal: to raise $1 million for DIPG research before the end of 2014. During a telethon on Tuesday, December 30th, she surpassed that goal.

    I commend Lauren for her continued courage and applaud the steps she has taken to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

    Lauren, you make your community, your State, and your country proud.


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