After a long battle with brain cancer, 19-year-old basketball player Lauren Hill passed away early Friday morning. In her wake, Hill leaves behind an impressive legacy of activism and awareness, including a successful $1 million drive to raise funds for cancer research.

Hill's story touched many throughout the sports world for her bravery in facing her condition head-on. The former basketball star accomplished her dream of playing at the college level even as she battled her terminal condition -- she managed to suit up for one game with the school that had originally recruited her to play on the team.

Shortly after passing, Hill received a long, touching tribute from LeBron James over Twitter.

Hill maintained that her goal was to help find a cure for cancer, even as she was aware she probably wouldn't live to see that day. Although she is gone, the body of work she left behind will certainly further the cause and help other future victims of cancer.

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