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GoFundMe set up for Columbia football player who had a heart attack

In about 20 hours, the page has raised about $1,979 of its $5,000 goal.
Credit: GoFundMe

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The quarterback at one Columbia high school suffered a heart attack earlier this week, and is set to undergo surgery Friday.

Josh Boyd is a football player and varsity basketball player at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia.

According to a tweet by the school's football program, Boyd spent Wednesday night at Palmetto Health Richland after suffering a heart attack. He was transported to MUSC in Charleston the next day, where he is said to undergo heart surgery Friday.

Two photography editors from the high school have set up a GoFundMe page for the football player. They hope to raise enough money to help his family pay for the medical bills, because he "has a long road ahead of him."

In 23 hours, the page raised about $2,063 of its $5,000 goal.