Lauren Hill is a freshman basketball player for Mount St. Joseph University. She also has brain cancer, an inoperable tumor that doctors say will take her life before the end of the year.
These two facts are normally incompatible, but this week Hill fulfilled her dream of being a college basketball player - if only for one day.
"Today is another battle. Sometimes I'm winning, sometimes I..... I won't admit that I'm losing. But it's a struggle. It's a constant struggle. Today I want to keep living. Keep cherishing the moment."
The next time practice, meetings, classes, workouts or, heck, the daily grind of life in general feels like too much for your players, your fellow coaches or any of us, this is a great reminder to cherish what we have and just keep living.