Hockey Team Trying To Help Out Coach

Published On January 8, 2019 | By Nick Sawicki | Mornings

Stephen Gillis is the coach of the Spirit, a peewee team in the Vancouver Minor Hockey Association. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease more than a decade ago.

When he started experiencing cramping and other unusual symptoms last summer, he suspected it was his Crohn’s flaring up.

A trip to the hospital revealed a very different story: a rare and incurable kidney disease that Gillis had likely developed unknowingly a couple years ago. His kidneys were functioning at less than 10 per cent.

When Gillis’ players – some of whom have been on his team for years – heard about his predicament, they wanted to do something to help.

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