Chy Johnson, 16, was born with a brain disorder called microcephaly. Her condition makes her an easy target for bullies at her Arizona high school.
The sophomore's school experience is different this year, however, thanks to a protective football team keeping those bullies away.
Fed up with seeing her daughter picked on, Chy's mother, Elizabeth Johnson, called a family friend for help: Carson Jones, the school's football team's starting quarterback.
"I emailed Carson and told him Chy was having some issues," Elizabeth Johnson told AZFamily.com. "I just wanted names...but he took it a step further and went and gathered her at lunch. And she's been eating with them ever since!"
Chy is a regular on the sidelines, cheering on "my boys," and was recently named Queen Creek High School "Fan of the Week."
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