Nearly $4K raised for family of Munising High senior fighting for his life

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 10:47 PM EDT
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Munising High School's Varsity Softball Team traded in their orange and black jerseys Monday night for green ones.

The girls played a little harder to sweep Superior Central in a double header honoring classmate Quintin Tarasan.

On the evening of May 12th, Quintin, a senior at Munising High School, was involved in a car accident.

"He is really lucky to be alive," Quintin's teacher Suzette Carberry said. "They airlifted him down to U of M [hospital in Ann Arbor]."

Family members said Monday night that Quintin is in stable but critical condition and is in a coma.

Munising High senior Hailee Petosky knew she had to do something to help.

"Quintin's just a really nice guy; he's really sweet and he's friends with everybody," Hailee said.

In just one week, Hailee and a couple of her friends organized a fundraiser to help Quintin's family during their time of need.

"If this happened to anybody else, Quintin would do the same for us," Hailee said.

"The fact that all these people are here supporting this with that little bit of planning is amazing and it's a true testament to the people of Munising," Suzette said.

Shirts with "P4Q" on them, standing for "Play for Quintin", were being sold Monday night. There was also a bake sale, pizza sale and 50/50 raffles. In total, $3,910.91 was raised.

"Munising is a very giving community," Carberry said.

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