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Lauren Hill, The Inspiring College Basketball Player Fighting Brain Cancer, Dies At 19

In November, over 10,000 people attended Hill's first college game.

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"Anything can happen at any given moment. What matters is right now," Hill told The Associated Press last year. "Especially after this kind of diagnosis, your perspective on life and what you value changes."

Mount St. Joseph was able to move up its opening game — pictured below — against Hiram College to Nov. 2, so Hill could play. The 10,000-seat arena sold out in less than an hour.

"Today was amazing. I'm truly happy, it's a really good day," she said after the game. "To play on a college court, to put my foot down on the floor and hear the roar of the crowd."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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