School comes to support of ill star

Montreat, a North Carolina NAIA school, has come to the support of senior goalie Howard Fisher, who was diagnosed with a rare and serious disorder while visiting his native Jamaica over the holidays. It isn't the first time the school has come to Johnson's aid.

"We really are at our best," Montreat chaplain Steve Woodworth told the Asheville Citizen-Times, "when one of our members is at their worst."

The school paid for teammate Stephen Jackson to fly to Jamaica to be at Fisher's side, and a medical flight has been arranged through Wings of Eagles for Fisher to fly to Duke University Medical Center for treatment.

When Fisher and several other Jamaicans were the victims of an education scam, Montreat created an International Student Aid fund to allow them to stay enrolled.

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