When Cooper was 4 years old his mom passed away from heart failure. A few months later Cooper would be diagnosed with the very same condition that caused his mom to have to undergo a life saving heart transplant in 1989. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy soon became his reality as well. He was able to manage it and do well up until very recently when it because apparent that he had some symptoms of congestive heart failure. What we thought would be a quick visit to the Doctor turned into an inpatient hospitalization. It very soon became apparent that Cooper was very sick. So sick in fact that he is now in the process of being listed for a heart transplant. While insurance will cover the vast majority of the medical expenses it will not cover the day to day expenses of travel to and from, parking, food and other things necessary to make as little an impact on Steve, his wife Danielle and their other 4 children.