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Dean's Mounting Medical Bills

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There’s only one DEAN COOPER!

I’ve known this for most of my life. Dean has been my best friend since we were five years old. We’ve been there when each of our kids were born. We’ve been there when each of our fathers died. We’ve done cancer and weddings and moves and the list is endless.

Right now Dean needs us, his friends, his family, and his community.  So I’m reaching out for help and encouragement.

In December 2020, Dean was rushed to the ER unable to breathe due to fluid build-up in his lungs.  He was told by doctors that a heart attack was imminent had he not come to the hospital when he did.  After a week in the hospital, his condition stabilized and he began taking medication.

In February 2021, Dean was diagnosed with combined systolic and diastolic (congestive) heart failure.  Fluid in his lungs continues to cause breathing problems.  He has severe left ventricular dysfunction and a severely increased left atrial diameter.

Within the next few weeks, Dean will have surgery to implant a dual chambered ICD in his chest to ‘zap’ him when his heart fails to pump properly and to slow and pace his heart rate when it gets out of sync.

Dean’s future plans are uncertain due to ongoing care and recovery after this procedure.  He is in cardiac rehabilitation three times per week and is currently unable to work at all due to an increased chance of heart attack and constant rehab.  He will also have to wait for the doctor to clear him at a level where he can work and then figure out what type of work he can safely do.

All this to say, Dean and Steph are struggling financially with these countless medical procedures, ongoing rehabilitation and medication, and Dean’s inability to work currently.  If you can help, please do.  Anything helps!  If you can’t help financially, send them some encouragement and check in on them once in a while.

We all love you Dean!  Stay strong and know that you’ve got an army of loving family, friends, and companions walking with you in spirit every day.


  • Emily Billingsley
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Ashley Dawson
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Brian Olson
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jeremy Norwood
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Joy Godvin
    • $250 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Ben Simpson
Fulshear, TX
Yancey Cooper
Desiree Simpson
Team member
Charlotte Simpson
Team member

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