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Stoneman Alum Harris Jaffe in the National Spotlight!

Stoneman Douglas alum Harris Jaffe found himself in the national spotlight thanks to his EMT training. The Indiana University club lacrosse player was on the sidelines while Clemson and Liberty were playing. Clemson player John Holcombe fell to the ground and was experiencing cardiac arrest. The Liberty trainer and Harris rushed to the player and began administering treatment. Here is the link to the article Kevin Brown wrote in Inside Lacrosse as well as some tweets about Harris afterwards.

Harris had survived the shooting attack at Stoneman Douglas, and that is covered in the article too. The photo at the time was provided to IL by John Holcomb. I reached out to Harris’ high school head coach Ryan Burton and Ryan texted me that “He always tried to lead the team even at a young age; he seemed to have developed into a fine leader”. We at FLN certainly can second that.

‘A Godsend’: After Scary On-Field Seizure, a Life-Saving Opponent Springs Into Action

by Kevin Brown, March 15th, 2022


Clemson junior John Holcomb subbed in at attack while man-down before everything went dark against Indiana during MCLA action at a snowy Liberty on Saturday. 

Clemson head coach Buff Grubb noticed something was up. He wasn’t following the ball move on Indiana’s man-up. Then Holcomb collapsed face down at midfield and had the first seizure of his life. 

In her first game with the men’s lacrosse team, Liberty trainer Kira Turner rushed past Grubb to assist Holcomb, whose father also rushed out to the scene. Advice and suggestions on how to deal with the stressful ordeal poured in from other concerned parents. 

“That’s when we looked up and there’s a guy there in an Indiana uniform, which turned out to be Harris Jaffe, and his coach said ‘He’s an EMT!’” Grubb said. 

Read the rest HERE