Just last week, the Indiana Fever announced that they would be honoring late basketball player Lauren Hill at a game on June 14th against the Chicago Sky. Now, just days before that honor, the giving continues.
Former Indiana All-Star player Shannon Freeman-Frogge made the donation on behalf of Hill and everything she has represented. For those unaware, Hill was a freshman in college last year as she fought a continual battle terminal brain cancer. Realizing the extent of her cancer, Hill used her remaining time to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
Placed on a national stage, she used her newfound platform to try and help others down the road.
— IN Basketball HOF (@HoopsHall) June 10, 2015
Freeman-Frogge, in an interview with the Indianapolis Star, reflected on how Hill impacted her life and what she did to try and support her. She and her two daughters wrote letters and drew pictures for Hill.
“I never expected to hear from her,” Freeman-Frogge said, “I just wanted her to know. I think about her every day.”
While Hill lost her battle with cancer, her influence continues to grow as those around her and those who heard her story continue to grow the movement she started.