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Clemson’s Bryan Breese loses sister Ella to cancer [Video]

Players and staffers wore T-shirts with “Ella Strong” on them at last Saturday’s game.

CLEMSON, S.C. — The sister of Clemson defensive tackle Bryan Bresee has died of cancer.

Bresee announced Thursday on social media that his 15-year-old sister, Ella Bresee, was battling an aggressive form of brain cancer and has passed away.

“I know for a fact heaven has gained a beautiful angel today. Love you forever and always Ella bear,” posted on Instagram.

Ella and the Bresee family were in Clemson earlier last week and she was honored during the Furman game on Saturday. Players and staffers wore T-shirts with “Ella Strong” on them. But Ella had a setback in her condition and missed the game, returning to the hospital in Washington, D.C., closer to the family’s Maryland home.

Bryan Bresee traveled there after the 35-12 victory. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Bresee could miss his fifth-ranked team’s home game with Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.

“There’s a lot more important …

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Courageous Leadership - November 23, 2022 - How Gratitude Rewires Your Brain [Video]

On Wednesday, November 23, we heard from Christina Costa, MSc, a Psychology PhD candidate at University of Michigan.When a psychologist who studies well-being ends up with a brain tumor, what happens when she puts her own research into practice? Christina goes beyond the "fight" narrative of cancer -- or any formidable personal journey -- to highlight the brain benefits of an empowering alternative (hint: gratitude) to fostering resilience in the face of unexpected challenges.Christina is most passionate about inclusive learning in higher education. She teaches psychology to undergraduate and high school students. In 2020, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the right hemisphere of her brain. As a neurodivergent educator, she hopes to inspire others to celebrate neurodiversity and give hope to other brain cancer and brain tumor patients. She loves hippos, is Beyoncé's number one fan, and would do anything for her students.We invite you to bring a spirit of curiosity to these gatherings and to all aspects of your life. What are you noticing? Where is Spirit moving? How are you being invited to participate?