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The young basketball player who inspired so many during her cancer battle is continuing to spread her message, even after her death.
Hill, 19, died April 10 from a rare form of brain cancer. She helped raise over $1 million for cancer research.
Hundreds of balloons were launched on Wednesday as part of the “Launch for Lauren” campaign. The balloons were set free at 7:22 p.m., as 22 was Hill’s jersey number.
The launch was designed to help spread awareness and encourage fundraising for cancer research.
On Friday, Angela Whitmore posted to the Launch for Lauren Facebook page that she had found a balloon in a tree on her property.
Whitmore says she lives in Delmar, Delaware, approximately 631 miles away from the balloon launch site.
UPDATE: Ruth has been located on North Tryon Street near Tom Hunter Road, police said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for Crystal Ruth, 23.
Ruth’s family and friends last saw her Friday near Beatties Ford and Mt. Holly-Huntersville roads.
Ruth is a 5 foot 7 black woman, weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair.
Her friends texted her Friday night and she responded, but they have not spoken or seen her since that time.
Ruth did not come home Friday night and her family and friends are extremely concerned about her, police said.
CMPD said they searched for Ruth Friday night and found her car in the area she was last seen.
Charlotte Fire Department began searching for Ruth again Saturday morning in the same area.
There is no evidence of foul play at this time, police said.
Anyone who sees Ruth or has information about her case should call 911 immediately. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or lead Detective J. L. Tuttle at 704-336-7495.
A soldier from Stanly County who was hurt in the mass shooting at Fort Hood received a Purple Heart on Saturday.
IMAGES: Stanly County soldier awarded Purple Heart
Sgt. Matthew Cooke was shot five times while trying to save another soldier when Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire.
Thirteen people were killed and 30 others hurt in the 2009 attack.
Other victims were honored and given Purple Hearts two weeks ago in Texas.
The Purple Heart medal presentation will be at 2 p.m. at the Salisbury VA hospital.
Congressman Robert Pittenger released this statement before Saturday’s ceremony:
“Sgt. Cooke, you are a hero to me and so many Americans. No one would have blamed you had you run for cover when Nidal Hasan opened fire. Instead, you flung yourself on top of a fellow soldier, saving his life even as you got shot five times. Today’s recognition is long overdue, but you didn’t display tremendous bravery in combat in hopes of future recognition or reward. You displayed tremendous bravery because you are a true American hero. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your courage.”
Pittenger attended Cooke’s 2013 welcome home ceremony and hosted him at the 2014 State of the Union address.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:23:39 -0400
News Source: MedleyStory
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