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Perseverance is served in Cincinnati

Updated: December 2, 2009, 9:33 AM ET
By Kirstin Olsen | ESPN RISE

Jenna Pilipovich is applying to colleges. A normal task for many seniors, but for the Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati, Ohio) volleyball player, having the opportunity to apply means much more.

On Dec. 20, 2006, doctors diagnosed Jenna, then a freshman, with bone cancer after surgery to remove a large bump on her shin that had grown increasingly larger and painful to the touch.

'Don't Give Up'

Jim Valvano had a deep love for sports and life. He ...

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