Lauren Hill’s Headstone: “Beloved Daughter, Sister, Inspirational Hero”
By Mike Perleberg
A new headstone is in place at Lauren Hill’s gravesite at the Greendale Cemetery. Photo via Lauren’s Fight For Cure on Facebook.
(Greendale, Ind.) – The headstone at Lauren Hill’s final resting place has been completed.
The newly erected headstone at Greendale Cemetery features Hill’s #22 basketball jersey being lifted by an angel towering 5 feet, 10 inches high. Not so coincidentally, that’s the same height as Lauren.
“Finally after 10 months. All I can say is….The headstone was worth the wait,” said Lauren’s mother, Lisa Hill, in a post on the Lauren’s Fight for Cure Facebook page Wednesday.
The memorial is inscribed with the words “Beloved Daughter, Sister, Inspirational Hero”.
The 19-year-old from Greendale left a huge legacy in the quest to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Hill died of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, on April 10, 2015, but not until after her story helped raise more than $1 million for The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Fundraising has since exceeded $2.2 million.
“I can’t believe we are only about a week and a half away from the one year anniversary,” Lisa Hill said. “Easter was tough brought back a lot of flashbacks for me. Last year we celebrated Easter in the hospital and she passed only 4 days later. I think the next few weeks are going to be tough.”
You can donate to the Lauren Hill Tribute Fund to benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer at https://curestartsnow.z2systems.com/np/clients/curestartsnow/donation.jsp?campaign=199&.