Grieving Father Fights Deadly Disease With Basketball

Posted by Parkway South Patriots Basketball on Feb 24 2020 at 08:27AM PST

Hoops and Healing
Harry Schroederby Harry
SchroederFebruary 24, 2020
Grieving Father Fights Deadly Disease With Basketball
(St. Louis, MO) – Paul Ellis is a basketball coach, official and announcer. He is also a grieving father hoping to help other families with sick children. Paul and Melissa Ellis’ daughter Lyndsey passed away ten years ago. A disease known as Scleroderma. Scleroderma, is a chronic systemic connective tissue disease.

There is no cure, and virtually no treatment for Scleroderma.

So, the Ellis family remembers their daughter and fights the disease the best way they know. They host a basketball tournament. Paul has long been closely associated with the Parkway South School District and basketball program. In partnership with the school, head basketball coach Matt Roach and local basketball programs, Paul and Melissa host a three-day, fund-raising basketball tournament to raise awareness and money.

They remember Lyndsey.

Schools from the St. Louis area pay for their ‘feeder teams’ to participate in the three day event. They know they are playing and gaining experience and supporting a good cause.

While I never had the pleasure of meeting Lyndsey, I’ve known Paul and Melissa for years. We have broadcast games together and he is one of the finest men I know.

How Can You Help?
Watch the video and learn.

Here is the address – Scleroderma Foundation ~ C/O Paul Ellis ~ 1300 Big Bend Road

Twin Oaks, Missouri ~ 63021


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