WATCH: Lauren Hill shares the incredible story of her battle against brain cancer

By now, you've probably heard of Lauren Hill. In November, The Mount St. Joseph freshman was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but she hasn't let the diagnosis stopped her from living her dreams. Lauren made headlines this week after she fulfilled one of her lifelong goals by playing her first college basketball game. She joined Glenn Thursday night to share her story, one filled with optimism and hope despite the incredible challenges before her.

During her senior year, Lauren experienced several odd symptoms that led to her going to get checked out at a doctor.

"And I had asked to go to each doctor, like the eye doctor and the ear doctor, and then finally we ended up just going to the doctor doctor, because I wasn’t playing as normal as I was playing. My senior year, my playing was sloppy, and I was out of shape. As the weeks went by, I didn’t get in shape, and that was just an odd thing. So we had to go get that checked out, and I expected it to be a concussion or something, but it was a tumor," she explained.

"I remember being shocked, but my parents were really sick to their stomachs. I remember I just started spewing out questions right away, like how are you guys going to help, and what are we going to do to stop this tumor, and how are we going to slow it down? When they, you know, say that it’s inoperable and there’s nothing they can do about it, it really hits you, and it hits home. It’s kind of like just standing there and have the rug pulled out from underneath your feet and slamming against the ground and being left breathless."

When faced with this kind of devastating news, some may choose to wallow in despair. Others, like Brittany Maynard, have chosen to end their own lives at a time of their choosing before the degenerative effects of the disease ruin their bodies. But Lauren has embraced a different path.

"There was a January night where I wasn’t feeling, I was not very happy, and I was kind of feeling really negative and just not positive at all, and I was wondering why this was happening. You know, because we always question when we get diagnosed with cancer, a terminal diagnosis, why me, why my sister or whoever?"

"I remember when I was asking why, I just decided that it doesn’t matter why it happened, and I guess I just accepted it as my journey, and I told God that I would speak for the little kids that couldn’t speak, because not a lot of people know about DIPG. And the kids that are diagnosed with DIPG, they tend to lose their voices and can’t express their symptoms like I can, and so I decided that I’m not fighting for myself. I’m going to start fighting for others, and that’s what makes it kind of easier to keep moving on is to fight for others and not for myself."

"I feel like my life is meant to make an impact, like maybe that’s why I was sent here. That was my job that God gave me was to be a voice and make an impact and hopefully raise research money for DIPG and get cancer solved because just all cancer needs to go away."

POLL: What did YOU think about the 2nd GOP presidential debate?

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

Do YOU think the candidates hit the mark during the second GOP debate? Do you support Trump's decision to skip two debates in a row? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you think the 2nd GOP debate was overall positive?

Did the candidates debate issues you are concerned about?

Do you think the "real" debate was between Trump and Biden in Michigan?

Do you think any of the other GOP candidates can beat Trump? 

Do you think Trump can beat Biden? 

Do you think any other candidate besides Trump can beat Biden?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the first debate?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the second debate?

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279