CHICAGO (CBS) — Associates with shut ties to the household of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts are asking for assist.
Cooper was the youngest sufferer of the July 4th parade bloodbath in Highland Park earlier this 12 months. He was left partially paralyzed after being shot throughout that bloodbath, and he has an extended highway to restoration forward.
Cooper had life-saving surgical procedure on July 4 at Highland Park Hospital. He additionally stayed on the College of Chicago’s Comer Kids’s Hospital and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He wanted to be totally intubated and be placed on a ventilator simply to breathe a number of occasions.
Cooper additionally had “quite a few” follow-up surgical procedures. He went days with out consuming, then needed to be on a liquid eating regimen earlier than having the ability to eat once more. He additionally started “rigorous” every day rehabilitation to deal with his damaged vertebrae, extreme spinal cord injury, and paralysis because of the gunshot wound.
Now, greater than 5 months later, Cooper’s mom says rehab and bodily remedy are taking a toll – each bodily and mentally.
Associates of the household have now created a new GoFundMe account. They’re hoping they elevate sufficient cash to assist a brand new, accessible house that’s simpler for Cooper to navigate.