Wrestling tournament to support local girl who's battling cancer

The Orland Wrestling Club is hosting 'Paislee Strong Pin Against Cancer' tournament to benefit 6-year-old Paislee Schumann

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 7:51 PM

The Orland Jr. Trojans wrestling club is stepping up to help out a friend in need. Action News Now's Ross Field has more.

Like wrestling, sometimes in life you find yourself in a bad place. That's why tournaments like this happen. The Orland Jr. Trojans wrestling club is doing something great Saturday.

"Just get some support for the Schumman's so they know they're not in this fight by themselves," says Victor Perry, Tournament Organizer.

The Schumann's have been a part of the Orland wrestling community for years.

6-year-old Paislee, the sister of wrestler Brayden, is in a battle. Cancer has a body lock on Paislee and just as she was about to pin the disease, her brain tumor escaped with a reversal move and it's back.

"She was starting to have really bad headaches and we found the tumor was growing so we had to start chemo again," says Brayden Schumann.

But, Brayden says Paislee is a fighter.

"She's the toughest person I know by far, It's incredible, I don't know how she can do it," says Schumann.

"She is an inspiration," Perry added. "I think that she's still smiling and having a good time and you know going to school, she's outstanding."

And Paislee is not alone. It seems everyone in Orland, Glenn County and the entire Northstate wants to suppor her and the Schumann's.

"We've had people from different clubs saying, 'hey I just want to come help work the table, I'd like to do the snack bar, from as far away as Susanville, a guy is going to come down and do some barbecuing for us," says Perry.

The tournament is Saturday at the Glenn County Fairgrounds. 100-percent of the proceeds will go to the Schumann family to help with medical costs.

It's a tough situation. But when you get down and feel there's no way out, there's still a move you can make to survive. It's funny how wrestling can show you the way.

This is a story about love and caring for those important to you.

"It's nice to know people still have good hearts," says Schumann.

And Brayden has a good heart too. Each time he takes the mat, he's wrestling for his sister.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge, having fun and giving my medal to Paislee like every tournament," says Schumann.

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