Mount St. Joseph University

Lauren Hill Remembered

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Lauren Hill at basketball game.

Jill Eichhorn
513-244-4481 or 513-673-6047

(CINCINNATI, OH) –Statement from Dr. Tony Aretz, president of Mount St. Joseph University, on the passing of Lauren Hill on Friday, April 10, 2015.

“God has a new game plan for Lauren Hill. Her light will continue to shine on us all as her supporters worldwide continue her mission of increasing awareness and finding a cure for DIPG.  We are forever grateful to have had Lauren grace our campus with her smile and determined spirit. She has left a powerful legacy. She taught us that every day is a blessing; every moment a gift.

As Lauren’s family and friends grieve, I am sure I speak for many who will choose to reflect on her incredible life with admiration and find ways to remember her selfless generosity. We thank God for the gift of Lauren and thank her parents and family for the honor of allowing the Mount to be a part of her life. Her love and laughter will remain in our hearts.”

Tony Aretz, Ph.D.
President, Mount St. Joseph University

The Mount will hold a celebration and prayer on Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph Statue on the campus quad. The media are welcome to attend. Coach Dan Benjamin will give an interview after the service. Grief counselors are available to students, faculty and staff.