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Announced to some cheers and some major disappointment, ESPN decided to honor Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYS, for “showing courage to embrace the truth that she had hidden for years.”  While many people championed Jenner for her courage, many were outraged that ESPN chose her over 19 year old Mount St. Joseph University freshman baller Lauren Hill who passed away from a brain tumor in April.

Lauren Hill captured the hearts of the nation when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor a year and a half ago and was told that she probably had less than two years to live. While most people would fade away in her circumstances, Lauren became bigger than life and inspired many others to make the most out of their lives. She also started a non-profit foundation that helped raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

“I’m spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment’s not promised,” Hill told the AP after one of her team’s 6 a.m. practices. “Anything can happen at any given moment. What matters is right now.”

Rest in peace to such a beautiful soul.  And although she won’t receive this award, her memory and courage will forever live on.

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Source: BallisLife