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2nd grader could become Va. Tech homecoming king

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-30 13:36:21-04

Powhatan Co., Va. – A Powhatan County second grader is teaming up with a Virginia Tech student to raise awareness and money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.

According to a report from WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Tech homecoming king candidate Chris Atkins contacted recovering cancer survivor Nathan Orban to see if the young Hokie fan was interested in forming a partnership.

Atkins, dubbed “King for a Cause,” is using his homecoming platform to bring attention to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, according to the report. Atkins and his Farmhouse Fraternity hope to raise $10,000 for the society.

If Atkins wins, he plans to immediately hand over the crown to Nathan and crown the child as king.

Click here to read the complete story from WTVR.com.