Cooper celebrated his 2nd birthday on November 3rd. On December 5th, Cooper was diagnosed with a cancerous eye tumor called retinoblastoma.
Cooper is under the care of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles by a specialist in this field. Retinoblastoma is a cancer that develops in the retina and he has lost all vision in the left eye. The MRI confirmed that the cancer is contained to the one eye and has not spread. The doctor is afraid the cancerous cells could spread because the tumor has detached from the retina. The best treatment for this is to remove the affected eye. The surgery to remove the eye is scheduled for December 21.
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Your donations will be immediately used so Cooper's parents, Nicole and Alex (Martin), can take time off of work for doctor appointments, during Cooper's hospital stay, and during his recovery at home.
Donations will also be used to help pay for the prosthetic eye Cooper will need after the surgery and future medical treatment.
Please keep Cooper and his parents in your prayers.
Your financial support is greatly appreciated in this urgent situation especially during the holiday season.
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