Transcript for Freshman Lauren Hill Makes 1st Basket in Mount St. Joseph Basketball Game
Now to the story we've been telling you about all morning. A young woman beating the odds. Making her dream come true. So many people pitching in to make this happen. This story is trending big-time. T.j. Holmes has more. Reporter: It was her dream. She earned her spot on a college basketball team, only to be told by her doctors she might not live to see the start of the season. Last night, she played. The ball goes down to Lauren hill. And the layup is good. Reporter: Freshman Lauren hill playing the first and only game after her college basketball career. Scoring the first points of the mount St. Joseph season. Just a year after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. I wanted to wear the Jersey. Reporter: Doctors told her she would have a few months to live. The ncaa agreed to move the game up two weeks. The game was moved to Cincinnati's Xavier university. More than 10,000 seats selling out, all to see hill play. And play she did. Despite her condition leaving her sensitive to light and sound and preventing use of her dominant hand, she still scored the first and last points of the game. I've never felt so good in my entire life. Reporter: Eliciting a standing ovation and a group hug from her team. It's the ah she's inspired across the nation since her story of courage went viral. You can do layup for Lauren. Reporter: Pat Summitt presented her with the pat Summitt most kram use award. An award usually reserved for the women's final four stourmt. Today has been the best day I have ever had. Reporter: Similar to the ice bucket challenge, there's a layup for large challenge. Celebrities spin around, make a layup. You challenge other people to do it, the money goes for pediatric brain research. This is one of the most emotional and touching stories I have seen. Her mom says any day she's upright is a day they have won. Speechless. Speechless, T.J. The team didn't know they were going to wear the gray uniforms. Gray is for brain cancer awareness. It was a special uniform. Just her spirit. She said -- those 10,000 people there in that arena, they're not going to forget that day either. Inspiration. Thank you, Lauren. Thank you, Lauren hill.
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