Lauren Hill tribute aired by ESPN (Video)

Early Friday morning, the sports world was rocked with the heartbreaking news that inspirational basketball player Lauren Hill had passed away at age 19.

Hill had been battling the terminal brain disease Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) since December of 2013.

Following the news of her passing, the folks at ESPN put together a touching tribute video that chronicled Lauren Hill’s journey from high school student to college basketball player to a strong, young woman who inspired a nation.

Check out the video below:

Lauren Hill's goal was simple: to play one more game. In her determination to reach it, her resolve touched a nation.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2015

Rest in Peace, Lauren Hill.

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