The world is a poorer place this morning. WCPO in Cincinnati announced Lauren Hill’s death a few minutes ago. She was only nineteen and suffered from a brain cancer similar to Brittany Maynard’s. Our love and sympathy goes out to her wonderful family, who fully supported her in dying with authentic dignity.
Hill was determined to make her own dying a source of good for others. As of Tuesday her efforts had raised $1,437,709 for The Cure Starts now, an organization founded by a couple whose six year old daughter had died of the same cancer which has now killed her, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).
Here is a link to the WCPO announcement story:
Here’s another link, to a story urging people to come together and increase the total Lauren has raised to $2.2 million, today, in her honor. Please donate if you possibly can. We are donating as soon as we post this. http://www.wcpo.com/news/donate-now-lets-get-the-lauren-hill-tribute-fund-to-22-million-today-in-honor-of-lauren.