CLEMSON, SC — A sister of Clemson’s defense attorney Bryan Bresee has died of cancer.
Bresee announced on social media on Thursday that his sister Ella Bresee has died after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. Ella was 15.
“I know for sure that Heaven won a beautiful angel today. Love you forever and ever Ella Bear,” he posted on Instagram.
Ella and the Bresee family were in Clemson early last week and she was honored during Saturday’s Furman game. Players and coaches wore t-shirts that said “Ella Strong”. But Ella had a setback and missed the game and returned to the hospital in Washington, closer to the family home in Maryland.
Bryan Bresee traveled there after the 35:12 win. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Bresee could miss his fifth-place team’s home game against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.
“There are a lot more important things than football,” Swinney said on Wednesday. “He needs to focus on what he’s doing and [if] He’s ready to be back and ready to play, hey we’ll be here. But right now he’s exactly where he needs to be.”
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34596490/clemson-tigers-dt-bryan-bresee-15-year-old-sister-dies-brain-cancer Clemson Tigers DT Bryan Bresee’s 15-year-old sister dies of brain cancer