A crowd sourcing fund has been set up for the Columbia high school football player who is awaiting surgery following a heart attack.
Richland Northeast High School quarterback Josh Boyd suffered a heart attack Wednesday during an off-campus pickup basketball game, according to RNE coach Bennett Weigle, The State’s Lou Bezjak reported Thursday.
Friends of Boyd set up a GoFundMe to raise money for medical bills.
“He has a long road ahead of (t)his but thankfully everything is looking up for him,” said Ella Rayl, who set up the fundraiser.
In one day almost $2,500 was raised towards a $5,000 goal. With the money also came an outpouring of supportive words for Boyd.
“Cavalier Family sticks together! Get well soon Josh!” said a donor.
“I donated (because) I support Mr.Josh & I pray a full recovery for him.....The sky is da limit for him...God is Good!!!!” another donor said.
You can give to the GoFundMe for Boyd here.