Lauren Hill has touched so many around the world with her desire to play basketball. Even as she battled an inoperable brain tumor. She made death a reason to live, and the news about the end of her life was her beginning. Sadly, Lauren lost her battle with cancer on the morning of April 10. Her loss is inspiring millions around the world and her touch remains even as she has passed on.
Imagine being a teenager in high school and you get the news that you have an inoperable brain tumor. Most of us wouldn't know how to react or feel about the remainder of our lives. Lauren made it well-known that she wouldn't give up and showed everyone that giving up is never the way to go. Doing well was never enough if we don't do good, she believed. Never give up and keep pushing forward!
"When I was diagnosed I remember kind of feeling lonely because nobody understood. And now that more people know about this story and the awareness of DIPG. I'm so happy that people know about it now and that we can get some research going and hopefully find that home run cure for cancer," Lauren said. more >>
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose informed the press that his return from a meniscectomy procedure will "probably" happen this week.
"If anything, I'm just trying to get my mental [approach] together so when I come back it won't be like my previous times," the 26-year-old NBA player told ESPN. "I think I was away from the game too long [during] previous injuries, and with me missing five, six, seven weeks now, I think that my return is about to be [smoother]."
The 2011 Most Valuable Player further said that he and the franchise he's playing in were "taking it day by day, really day by day" with regards to his return. more >>
As major league baseball season begins this week, a Triple-A pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization has much to celebrate. Jon Edwards underwent surgery to remove testicular cancer in December; one day later, his incredulous doctor had a good report.
Now, defying the odds in a turn the media proclaims a "miracle," Jon and his wife Katelyn Edwards are expecting their first baby this fall.
Briefly on the mound for the Texas Rangers during pre-season, Edwards was reassigned to the Triple-A team this past weekend – though he's not one to be down in the count. They share their story in an exclusive Bound4LIFE interview. more >>
The Miami Heat will play their second of four straight home games as they host the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena in the NBA. Tip-off is on April 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.
Miami is currently one game behind the Brooklyn Nets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They recently broke their four-game winning streak with a 105-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
In the victory, Goran Dragic led the Heat with 28 points while shooting 63 percent from the field. He also had four rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes on the court. Luol Deng had 21 points despite just shooting 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Dwyane Wade struggled with 19 points on 35 percent shooting but dished out five assists in the game. more >>
In their final meeting of the season, the St. Louis Blues host the Chicago Blackhawks at the Scottrade Center in the NHL. The game will be played on April 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.
Both teams have secured their places in the playoffs and are battling for seeding as the two teams head into the closing stages of the year.
Currently, the Blues hold the top spot in the Central Division with 105 points, but Chicago is only three points behind and can close the gap with a win. more >>
Battling for the final qualifying spot in the playoff race in the Pacific Division, the Calgary Flames host the defending champions Los Angeles Kings. The match is on April 9, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET.
As it stands, Calgary are third in the division and hold a two-point lead over the Kings. As for Los Angeles, they are also trying to claim the seat in the final Wild Card slot in the Western Conference.
However, with only two games remaining on their schedule, the Kings can still overtake the Flames as the third in the Pacific. more >>