October 22, 2014

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County commissioners consider Lauren Hill an 'inspiration'

Dearborn County commissioners, along with Greendale Mayor Doug Hedrick, signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, Nov. 2, Lauren Hill Day during their Tuesday night, Oct. 21, meeting, at the county administration building in Lawrenceburg.

In November 2013, Hill was diagnosed with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare pediatric brain tumor, that has no cure. Hill has become an advocate for finding a cure, sharing her story with others.

At the end of the meeting, the commissioners expressed their admiration of Hill.

It has been a very emotional meeting, said commissioner Kevin Lynch.

"Lauren Hill is an inspiration to us all," he said.

She is an inspiration for everything she has done and how she has presented herself in a tough situation, he said.

"I almost lost it. No parent should ever out live their children. I know firsthand, I lost my daughter," said commissioner Art Little.

"I think the thing that just blows me away about Lauren is how gracious she is. The word that comes to mind is remarkable," said commissioner president Shane McHenry.

Just looking at the comments on social media, Lauren means a lot to a lot of people, said McHenry, asking everyone to pray for a miracle and hope for the best.

The first regular season women’s basketball game between Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College will be held Sunday, Nov.  2,  at 2 p.m. at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus. The NCAA granted an exemption to play the game earlier than originally scheduled to accommodate the wish of a terminally ill freshman basketball player for the Mount, Lauren Hill, to be able to play in a college game.

Tickets for the game will be available starting Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. and will cost $5 each with net ticket proceeds donated to The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Tickets will be available at GOXAVIER.com or Ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 1-513- 745-3000 or in person at the Xavier Athletics Tickets Office. Ticketmaster has agreed to waive fees associated with ticket purchases made through Xavier’s website. Parking will be free in the lots surrounding the Cintas Center for the Nov. 2 game.

To view a video of the presentation, visit the Register Publications Facebook page.

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