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CooperStrong

$6,315 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 25 months
Created June 28, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Cooper Duane Drudge fell from a second-story window onto a concrete driveway. Cooper suffered a skull and several spine fractures along with having experienced a stroke on the left side of his brain. Cooper had life-saving surgery to remove part of his skull to relieve the cranial pressure and stop the bleeding. This page was set up to assist the family, Travis & Jackie, with out of pocket costs occurred while staying with Cooper during his long-term acute inpatient hospital admission. Donations will also be utilized to cover expenses once Cooper is transferred to a Traumatic Brain Injury Trauma Center for his future rehabilitation needs (travel, lodging, meals, etc.). Donations may also be used to retrofit the Drudge’s residence to alleviate any disabilities that Cooper may have as a result of his injuries. Jackie is this campaigns listed beneficiary; as such, Jackie is the only one permitted to access your generous donations. 

Please follow the most recent updates of Cooper’s recovery on CooperStrong's Facebook Blog.

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Cooper was ready to come home so much that he kept saying... Just get the car. Lol

We are home and watching a movie. We're heading back to therapy tomorrow with no restrictions.

Cooperstrong #TEAMDRUDGE
Hopefully Coop's Last Surgery
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(09/06) Cooper had his pre op appointment today. We wanted to see everyone on the 3rd floor, but it took longer than expected. Surgery tomorrow to put the left side of his skull back in. Prayers from all our prayer warriors appreciated.

(08/31) We are bringing Cooper home tomorrow! We still have a long road ahead of us, but we are ready to get Cooper back home.

(08/25) We are bringing Cooper home tomorrow! We still have a long road ahead of us, but we are ready to get Cooper back home.

(08/23) Cooper is doing great! Everyday things are improving. Tomorrow we go for an MRI that will help decide when we go for surgery back at UI to put the skull back in. Then heading home to start a very busy schedule of out patient therapy.
Back Home from Rehabilitation
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(08/21) Today is eight weeks since Cooper's accident. Today he said I Love you for the first time in 8 weeks. Words I have been praying to hear my baby say again. Thank you, Lord! God is good!

CooperStrong #TEAMDRUDGE
Making Strides @ Eight Weeks
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(08/19) So, as I was just standing and talking to Cooper, I said, "we need to get this spitting up thing figured out." Slowly, but pretty loud, he said, "I know." I then asked him a question, and he shook his head yes. Of course made me cry like a baby, this is Dad by the way. This boy is something else.

(08/18) Cooper is eating approximately 2oz twice a day by mouth, sitting with help is improving dramatically. On Tuesday he started a standing program and has him weight bearing for at least 30 min three times a week. Cooper has also started using his voice and a couple of times tried to talk. ♡♡♡♡♡

We should be home sooner than expected with lots of outpatient therapy.
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Raised by 84 people in 25 months
Created June 28, 2017
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