I am perturbed at the fact that Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe award for courage and not Lauren Hill who I felt more deserving.
Granted, people who are transgender suffer much in their lives and it must be recognized what these people go through. But Lauren Hill, in her short life, wanted only to play basketball even though she had brain cancer and for others to know the plight others are facing as well.
She got to play four games of college basketball at Cincinnati even though she was in much pain. She desired to be all she could be and would not allow cancer to rob her of her dream. She passed away on April 10.
In my opinion, I think Lauren Hill deserved the Arthur Ashe award for courage due to her tenacious and courageous fight against cancer. I myself am recovering from cancer and hope and pray someday there will be a cure so young people like Lauren Hill can live a long and full life and have their dreams fulfilled.
Frederick Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village