Lauren Hill has a cancerous brain tumor, and she’s a member of the Division III Mount St. Joseph basketball team, practicing on the days she is able. A couple of weeks ago before a packed house she scored two lay-ups in a 66-55 win over Hiram, shooting with her left hand because her right hand is more affected by the disease.
Her courage in the face of her illness inspired others: a “Layup4Lauren” raised money for research on her type of cancer, Xavier University donated $58, 776 from tickets and merchandise, and over $324,000 total has been raised. And now, Lauren has her picture on the Wheaties box, because it’s the “Breakfast of Champions.”
The Code says “I will display caring and honorable behavior off the field and be a positive influence on my community and world.” Lauren has done that. And the Code says, “I will give of my time, skills and money as I am able for the betterment of my community and world.” Many others have done that in response to her example.
What are the challenges you see in your school or community? As we enter the holiday season, what difference can you make?