On Saturday, June 11, our community lost a treasure with the death of 14 year old Kevin Cooper. And his family lost their rock. Kevin was constantly a happy kid who thrived on making other people smile and inspiring others to excel at whatever life goals they had. Kevin had a sense of ambition that was second to none. He managed his own homeschooling, while also running a small farm he started when he was 7, and working online under the pseudonym of Cole Summers as an advocate for homeschooling, kid entrepreneurship, and water conservation. Just weeks before his death he published the first of two books he had written and started on his third book. At home, Kevin truly was his family’s rock. He was the son of a disabled Veteran, but also the only member of his family that’s not disabled. He was faithfully by his dad’s side when his dad needed help, while working and planning to support his autistic brother when they grew up. The family now must deal with a loss of VA disability dependent income, picking up some of the bills for Kevin’s businesses, legal and accounting fees for shutting down the business, all while also facing typical end of life expenses and helping their surviving son through this tragedy. The Cooper family must now rebuild their lives, focused on providing for their surviving son a future that Kevin will no longer be able to give him. All donations will help the Cooper family put their young son to rest and provide for the needs of their devastated other son.