PSU dedicates concert to MAX heroes, victims

Survivor Micah Fletcher is a PSU music student

The Portland Collective Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs at Lincoln Hall on June 2, 2017 at a concert honoring victims of the May 26 MAX attack. (KOIN)
The Portland Collective Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs at Lincoln Hall on June 2, 2017 at a concert honoring victims of the May 26 MAX attack. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland State University dedicated Friday night’s concert to Micah Fletcher, the survivor of the deadly MAX attack, as well as the other victims.

Micah David-Cole Fletcher recovers in the hospital after being stabbed on a MAX train, May 28, 2017. (GoFundMe)

Fletcher, 21, is music student at PSU, where he plays percussion. Fellow students and Professor Joel Bluestone said he is a hard worker and wants to get back to classes soon.

“He did it because it’s just the right thing to do and he’s just that type of person. I mean, 2 teenage girls are getting harassed. You just step up. It’s the right thing to do,” Bluestone said earlier this week. “He’s that type of person, definitely, 120% that type of person.”

The concert featured music from Amy Vachal, a semifinalist from The Voice, PSU students and the PDX Collective Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Ricky Best, 53, died from stab wounds. The three men have been hailed as heroes after the May 26 attack, where they defended two young women who were being verbally assaulted by a man on the MAX.

Well wishers at the concert were encouraged to send notes to Fletcher through the PSU School of Music at P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207.

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