CoopStrong: hospital and funeral expenses

April 21st  Cooper was doing one of the things he loves most, playing baseball.  While trying to tag the runner the two actually collided instead.  What can only be described as a freak accident Cooper was knocked unconscious for about 40 minutes. Luckily, the other player walked off the field uninjured.  Cooper was rushed to the ER.   He suffered a traumatic brain injury along with heart and lung complications.    He has had numerous scans and test repeatedly to ensure there was no further damage to his brain. He was in the PICU for 6 days and just moved into a regular room on the 28th.  He will need physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy upon leaving the hospital to help the progression of recovery which may take 6 months to a year to achieve.   

As we all know hospital bills can reach astronomical amounts even after  insurance has paid. Please consider making a donation so Cooper’s parents Kris and Christy along with his sister Kalleigh don’t have to worry about medical bills and can put all  of their focus on his recovery.
Kris and Christy would like to extend a special thank you to Dana S. the doctor at the game who rushed over to help Cooper, Coach Michael C, the entire Portland St. Pats baseball organization and their families, the Bath baseball organization and their families and the entire Bath community.  They are amazed by the love and support they have received.  They would also like to extend their gratitude to the amazing pediatric doctors and nurses at Sparrow Hospital especially PICU Nurse Rachael. 
It would be an amazing gift of hope to help out this family, friend, neighbor, coworker, team member, or acquaintance or even someone you have yet to meet during this difficult time. Thank you.

Update : Cooper was released from the hospital and got to spend 3 days with his family before passing peacefully in his sleep Saturday night.  

Coopers parents Kristian and Christin are the beneficiaries of this campaign.  They intend to use the funds for medical and funeral expenses.  After these expenses are paid the family will use any remaining funds to ease the financial hardship of day to day living.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Elizabeth Milne
Genoa Township, MI
Kristian Gardner

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