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Great Illinois Swimmers’ Declan Schatz shows support for Andrew High School varisty swimmer Brianna Beissmann at the #BringitforBri Hour of Power relay fundraiser held June 5 in Tinley Park. The event raised money for Beissmann, 15, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Sydney Zuckert, of GILLS, swims a lap during the #BringitforBri Hour of Power relay fundraiser, which was held June 5 at Andrew High School.
Swimmers crowd the lanes during the event.
Andrew varsity swimmer Brianna Beissmann (middle) poses for a photo with coaches and friends at the fundraiser, which was held in her honor.
Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter
12:07 pm CDT June 13, 2017

Brianna Beissmann was not going to miss her chance to spend a night at the pool with friends, family and fellow swimmers.

She had been in the hospital for the past five days after her latest dose of chemotherapy, but no matter how she felt, she planned on stopping by the pool after returning home several hours earlier.