Two decades ago, childhood cancer would've been a death sentence, but in 2020. And not for Charlie Paraschos.

April and Tim Paraschos are the proud parents to three beautiful boys: Sam, Brady and Charlie. When Charlie was just three-years-old, he was admitted to Hurley Children's Hospital with a suspected case of pneumonia. Instead, his parents got the devastating news - it wasn't pneumonia, it was A.L.L. Type B (leukemia).

"As a mother, we want to wrap our children in bubble wrap. We had the support of CHild Life, the nurses, the doctors - everybody at the hospital wrapped their arms around us, At that moment, they became family. We're gonna do whatever we need to do to get him healthy," April told us.

"Without a doubt, we've put all of our trust in Hurley. Hurley and CMN make us feel like we're the only patients in the building," said Tim.

April said, "To have that type of bedside manner in your corner is priceless."

Charlie goes to Cook Elementary in Grand Blanc, where he's in first grade. He's a big sports fan; loves the MSU Spartans and the Detroit Tigers. And, in June of next year, he's scheduled to ring the bell and be done with his chemotherapy treatments.

courtesy of Hurley Children's Hospital

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