Lauren Hill was dying from a rare brain tumor. But instead of saying "poor me," Hill played basketball on her high school team and not only inspired her teammates, but inspired people around the world with her attitude and drive.
This was all happening while she was dying.
She helped raise awarness for the type of tumor she was fighting. She helped raise money, not to help her, but to help the people after her that came down with the same thing.
Sadly, back in April, Lauren Hill died from that very tumor.
But, she lived more life in 17 years that many people live in 80. "Good person" doesn't not to begin to describe her.
ESPN will be handing out their ESPY Awards and it includes the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
You would think that Lauren Hill would be a lock to get that award.
She will not.
ESPN is giving the award to a person that hasn't competed in sports in almost 40 years.
The network will give the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at next month's ESPY Awards to Caitlyn Jenner.
Because of ratings and ratings only. They know that having Jenner on the show will goose the numbers and in the end, that's all that counts.
Ironically EPSN calls it their Courage Award, yet the network did not have the courage to go with the right person to get the award.
It is likely that Caitlyn Jenner will be around for next year's ESPY Awards. Lauren Hill will not be. ESPN could have waited a year, but they know that a year from now, Jenner will be old news and will not be the ratings draw.
So, ESPN went for the ratings, instead of the right choice.
I will not be watching the ESPYS this year in protest, I really hope that many of you will do the same.