For the second time in 4 ½ months, Florida State has brought joy to lacrosse star, John Michael Night.
Jimbo Fisher visited Night, the senior lacrosse player from Trinity Prep in Winter Haven who suffered a brain stem stroke in December leaving him with Locked-In Syndrome (LIS), which has required intensive rehabilitation. Night, 17, has been in the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for several months after spending time at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Fisher was in Atlanta for a Seminole Boosters tours stop.
Fisher brought Night an autographed football and posed for pictures.
Night, who is a big Seminoles fan, was surprised by FSU running back Jacques Patrick, who visited Night at the hospital in January. During that visit, Night got to speak to Fisher, Dalvin Cook and Roberto Aguayo on the phone. A post on Night’s CaringBridge website called it a “very special moment” for Night and said “many in the room had tears in our eyes.”
Night signed a scholarship to play at Mercer before suffering the stroke.