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Wheaties honors Lauren Hill with special cereal box (PHOTO)



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Just three days after playing in her first college basketball game for Mount St. Joseph College, Lauren Hill was on the receiving end of an honor that very few athletes are fortunate enough to earn during their careers. Hill’s image was placed on the front of the Wheaties cereal box, which was revealed by the Layup 4 Lauren Facebook page.

Among the athletes who’ve been on the front of a Wheaties are Babe Ruth, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

Hill was diagnosed with DIPG (a form of brain cancer) last November, with doctors declaring the tumor in her brain to be inoperable. Hill is using her story to help raise money for research of DIPG, and donations can be made at The Cure Starts Now.

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