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NYC Doctor with Ebola has Lacrosse Roots

The story that’s sweeping the nation and keeping Americans on edge is the Ebola virus making its way to U.S. soil, taking the life of one and being battled off by others.

This national headline hits a little bit closer to home when we found out that the doctor in New York City who has contracted the Ebola virus has roots as a member of the lacrosse community.

Dr. Craig Spencer was a beloved classmate at Grosse Pointe North High School near Detroit where he was an Honor Roll student and member of the lacrosse and hockey teams. Although it has been many years since he has worn the Norsemen Lacrosse uniform, once a lacrosse player, always a lacrosse player.

Dr. Spencer just returned from treating patients in Africa with Ebola as part of the Doctors Without Borders program. He was diagnosed in New York on Thursday and has been said to be looking better.

We are always excited to celebrate the amazing humanitarian work of lacrosse players everywhere, we just hope that Dr. Spencer’s story is rewarded with a happy ending!

I encourage you to read more about Dr. Spencer, his selfless nature and the fight against Ebola. Our support is with the Dr. Craig Spencer and everyone he’s had the opportunity to help across the years.