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|— Lacrosse player —|
March 3, 1977 |
Toronto, Ontario, CA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
San Jose Stealth
Jim Moss (born March 3, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is a lacrosse player for the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. Moss was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2003. Entered into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 as well as the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a member of Team Canada in 2007. In 2012, Jim started "The Smile Epidemic", an online gratitude project where individuals share photos of what has made them smile throughout their day. The project has gone viral, with participants from over 450 cities and 200 countries around the globe.
National Lacrosse League
Jim Moss also was a member of the London Knights OHL hockey club for the 96-97 season and the 97-98 season. Was captain of the 97-98 squad. After he played for the Western Mustangs University team in the CIAU. He finished his hockey career off with the Huntington Blizzards of the ECHL.
Jim has been married to his wife Jen since July 9, 2005. The couple has one son, Wyatt, a daughter, Olivia, and are expecting their third child in July, 2013.
In September, 2009, Jim Moss contracted Guillane-Barre Syndrome. Currently, this diagnosis has been rescinded, leaving his diagnosis as an undefined neuro-muscular disease. The Auto-immune disease stands to end Jim's professional sports career and he has been recording events about the recovery at his blog site. After keeping a private gratitude journal in the hospital and while he learned to walk again, he began to share this publicly which garnered much support. By simply writing what made him smile or that he was grateful for on a piece of paper above an image of a smile, his current project, The Smile Epidemic, was born.
The Smile Epidemic
Jim's current project is The Smile Epidemic, an update on the classic concept of a gratitude journal, which capitalizes on the popularity and capacities of Internet sharing and social network technologies. In its simplest format, users interface digitally, capturing and sharing photos of what made them smile throughout their day.
The campaign has garnered significant momentum, including a feature on CTV News. Jim will also be featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network's Life Story Project in February, 2013. The Smile Epidemic has also been selected to present at the SXSW 2013 festival in Austin, Texas in March, 2013.
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