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Fans Angry with ESPN for Giving Caitlyn Jenner ESPY Courage Award Over Lauren Hill

Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, left, smiles at Pat Summit after receiving the Pat Summitt Award during halftime of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph's season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, to be able to play in a college basketball game. WNBA Player Tamika Devonne Catchings, of the Indiana Fever is at the right. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mount St. Joseph’s Lauren Hill, left, smiles at Pat Summit after receiving the Pat Summitt Award during halftime of her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph’s season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, to be able to play in a college basketball game.  (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

(Daily Mail) – While Caitlyn Jenner will be honored with an ESPY courage award next month for coming out as transgender, some critics believe other, more deserving candidates have been overlooked.

Twitter users questioned why Jenner, who introduced herself as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, will receive the honor instead of Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old basketball player who lost her battle with brain cancer in April.

‘Elective surgery isn’t courage or bravery,’ one Twitter user named Kristin wrote on Wednesday. ‘Fighting brain cancer with grace and dignity at 19 is. Lauren is most deserving.’

‘I googled courage,’ added Brandon Saho of Fox19 as he shared a photograph of the teenager and used the hashtag ‘LaurenHillEspy’.

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