Grand Blanc volleyball serves up support for Paraschos family's leukemia battle

 Charlie Paraschos is undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Charlie Paraschos is undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (WJRT)
Published: Oct. 22, 2019 at 11:19 PM EDT
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(10/22/2019) - The Grand Blanc High School girls volleyball team let the Paraschos family know they are behind them as they help young Charlie in his fight against leukemia.

Charlie is making a huge impact in the Grand Blanc community. As the Grand Blanc girls volleyball team battled against Clarkston on Tuesday, the night was about their biggest little fan, Charlie Paraschos.

He got to sit on the sidelines with the team and even offered a little commentary.

"They took him under their wing from the moment they met him," said mother April Paraschos.

Charlie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia 19 months ago.

"He's been a warrior through this whole thing and we are very proud and blessed," said father Tim Paraschos.

As the treatments for the Cook Elementary kindergartner begin to wind down, the Lady Bobcats switched their red and black uniforms for a sea of orange to raise awareness for leukemia.

The girls also dyed their hair orange and sold bracelets with the proceeds being presented to the family.

"It touches my heart in more ways that i can ever explain," April said.

The team raised about $2,600 for the family and probably a little more than that as the game got underway. Tim said Charlie is now in the maintenance phase of his treatment.

As far as the game, unfortunately Clarkston beat Grand Blanc.

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