Monday morning, West Ashley High school assistant boys’ basketball coach Shaun Haggerty will tip-off a basketball camp that will honor the short life of his daughter and the help and compassion his family has received since her passing.
Diagnosed with a rare condition while still in utero, Sydney Ann Haggerty lived only 20 minutes after her birth. Soon after, friends of his wife’s family introduced the young couple to CrossBridge Ministries in Mt. Pleasant.
CrossBridge flew into action, linking the Haggertys with paid-for counseling, housecleaning, food, and lined up a free cremation for their daughter.
“They were amazing,” says Haggerty, who saw his wife endure what he hopes was the “toughest few months” of her life.
Not only did his wife learn halfway through the pregnancy her child had serious and likely fatal health issues, but her father died, too.
This year, the Sydney Ann Summer Shootout will welcome several dozen basketball players to the WAHS courts for four full days of skills and competition.
Many of the attendees will be doing so free of charge, thanks to the generosity and efforts of Haggerty and organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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