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Cooper Roberts: The 8-year-old who was paralyzed while filming in Highland Park is fighting for his life after a relapse

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Cooper underwent emergency surgery after doctors found an infection that may have been linked to a tear in his esophagus

An 8-year-old boy was paralyzed after the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. Cooper Roberts has since relapsed and is now in critical condition. His family claims he is still struggling to stay alive.

According to a family representative, Cooper Roberts underwent emergency surgery after doctors found an infection that may have been linked to a tear in his esophagus. Family representative, Anthony Loizzi, said: “Doctors were able to locate and plug the leak. That’s a good result – Cooper is still fighting! His condition is being closely monitored and the next few days will be crucial to ensure he responds positively.”


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The family had set up a GoFundMe account which has raised more than $1.4 million to date. The call for donations is as follows:
“Keely Roberts and her 8-year-old son Cooper were deeply saddened by the tragic events of last Monday. Both were shot while taking part in the July 4th parade in Highland Park. Cooper’s spinal cord was severed. After many surgeries, “he was put into serious condition. However, doctors have determined that he will be paralyzed from the waist down. He was unconscious and unconscious but needs continuous sedation due to the intense pain,” Cooper continues fight as hard as he can. We know their medical bills will be significant, as will the treatments, therapies, and all of the appliances, gadgets, and adjustments to their home. Please continue to keep the Roberts family in your thoughts and prayers. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.”

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