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IHRSA member employees injured at Boston Marathon

Nicole Gross, right, Athletic director at Charlotte Athletic Club, with her mother, Carol Phillips Downing, left, and her sister, Erika Brannock.Unfortunately, one of our own and her family were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

Nicole Gross, the Athletic director at Charlotte Athletic Club in Charlotte, N.C., and her husband, Michael, the general manager, as well as her sister, Erika Brannock, were among the scores of people hit from the first bomb on April 15. Michael has been released from the hospital but Nicole and Erika, both of who have undergone many surgeries for their injuries, are still there.

Below is a release the family wrote. It includes how you can contribute to a fund to assist in the costs associated with their recoveries.

Read on for the release.

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