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Life Changes for Jim Moss


By Fred Wallace

The last time I saw Jim Moss, he was the epitome of fitness.

A former captain of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, Moss was even more accomplished in lacrosse, both indoors and outdoors.

A National Lacrosse League defensive player of the year and a Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee for his play on the National Field lacrosse team, are testaments to how good he was in the rugged sport of lacrosse.

But Moss was infected with the H1N1 virus in the Fall, and then he contracted Guillane Barre Syndrome.

His father, Ron, explained to me that the once swift and powerful performer endured paralysis from the waist down and now is in a lengthy recovery phase.

While capable of being upright now, the anticipation is that it will be another year, maybe two, before Moss recovers from the Autoimmune disease.

His father also explained that Jim Moss and his family are facing hefty medical bills and as such, they are staging a Fundraising Night in Port Elgin on Saturday.

The event will be hosted at the Lakeshore Recreation Center in Saugeen Shores beginning at 8 pm.

Admission is free on the night and there will be a series of silent auction prizes and live auction items through the course of the night that they hope will assist to defray the cost of recovery for Jim Moss.

I'm Fred Wallace


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