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Marvin returns to net for Lions

ELCS keeper back on field after heart transplant

Elizabethtown-Lewis goalkeeper Brock Marvin fires off a goal kick against AuSable Valley Sept. 1. The game was Marvin’s first since heart transplant surgery.

Elizabethtown-Lewis goalkeeper Brock Marvin fires off a goal kick against AuSable Valley Sept. 1. The game was Marvin’s first since heart transplant surgery. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

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Brock Marvin returns after heart transplant

The ELCS Lions scored a 4-0 victory over AVCS in the 1st game of the 2011 season, while Lions' goalie Brock Marvin returned to action for the first time since his freshman season. Marvin had heart transplant surgery in December 2010

The ELCS Lions scored a 4-0 victory over AVCS in the 1st game of the 2011 season, while Lions' goalie Brock Marvin returned to action for the first time since his freshman season. Marvin had heart transplant surgery in December 2010

— Some players come back from concussions, others from broken limbs and bones, and others from illness and muscle tears.

Very few come back from heart transplant surgery.

And while Elizabethtown-Lewis senior goalkeeper Brock Marvin was rarely tested in the Lions 4-0 win against AuSable Valley Sept. 1, it was his first chance to play varsity soccer since his eighth grade year, when illness forced him to the sidelines and eventually to an operating table in order to replace the vital organ.

“It’s nice,” Marvin said about being referred to as the ELCS goalkeeper for the first time in four seasons. “Good to be back. I just thank everyone from the surgeon to the doctors to the therapists and the psychologists. I just want to thank everyone who helped to get me back out here to enjoy the game that I love.”

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margotroemischer 3 years, 3 months ago

I am so proud of this terrific kid! No matter what life has dealt him, he keeps shining. It warms my heart to know and share treasures with him!

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