Memorial Fund for Quinn Cooper
$14,050 of $100 goal
All dotations are going towards expenses to help our family have time to grieve and say our final good byes to My wonderful full of life brother.
Here is his facebook where you can post any and every memory you can think about him. Please use #UCCQuinn as well.
When I first heard the news of the shooting at UCC yesterday, I felt a weight crush my chest. I checked on all of my friends I could as quickly as I could; some assured me of their safety quickly, while others took a bit longer. All but one. Quinn, I met you my freshman year, just a little bit after the first semester ended, in German class. I was walking up the stairs, and caught you going across the commons-walkway wearing an Akatsuki cloak. By chance, our cards were right next to each other. I worked up the confidence to say something to you about it--just that I liked it--and, my God, am I glad I did. As soon as the words had finished leaving my mouth, you smiled and chuckled, and I instantly felt like we had been friends since birth; you radiated friendliness and warmth, man. Throughout the rest of that year, we talked every day about Pokémon, Naruto, or whatever else we felt like that day. We helped each other with homework, and shared plenty of laughs. I remember when we were practicing for the SLIM and were making up the most absurd situations for those roleplays. I think the butcher one was both of our favorites. We always studied for those German finals together, now that I think about it. I mean, it never really felt like studying; we were just having fun. Oh yeah, can’t forget Weiß Schokolade or der Winde either, Klausy Lousy. I can’t recall if it was in German II or III—though maybe it was both—where we had the multiple-month-long reaction image war. It was great outside of class, but I think it was best when we continued it on in class, because we could see each other’s actual reactions—and trust me, Quinn’s were always great. Quinn and I started doing things outside of school, and he slowly got introduced to a great friend group of mine; I think he had the exact same effect on them as he had on me in German I. There wasn’t a bad bone in his body, and his being let the world know it. I don’t really remember the exact reason, but we gave him a lot of nicknames: Quinnifer, Quinnikens, and, my personal favorite, Quinnie the Pooh, being just a few. Every party or get together was better with him there. Like I’ve said, his humor was great, and he always found a way to make things funnier. One of the more memorable parties, for me, was Emma’s Halloween party. I didn’t really have a costume planned out, but Quinn and I’s shared love for Naruto birthed us twinning as Akatsuki members, namely Itachi and Kisame—he liked Itachi, and I liked Kisame. This got us acting, a great passion of his, like the two now-and-again. I always enjoyed it, and I know he did too. Back to Halloween, it was an amazing night, and I made a lot of memories. This picture was taken just before we went out for the night. He’s on the very right, covering his face all Itachi-esque with the hat. He let me burrow his Akatsuki cloak and Kisame’s ring, but I never did have the chance to get it back to him; I was hoping we could go as our dynamic duo, Kisame and Itachi, again this Halloween. But now, we won’t have that chance. We won’t be able to fan-boy over Naruto or trade in Pokemon; we won’t be able to trade jabs in Super Smash Brothers or help each other with our troubles in life; and we won’t be able to joke with one another or hang out. Quinnie the Pooh, you were such an outstanding person, and you were a phenomenal friend. I know I am a better person for having met you. I’m so glad I talked to you that day in German I. I will miss you, but your memory will live on in not only my heart, but in the hearts of your family, and in the heart of every friend you touched with your beautiful spirit. Quinnifer, I promise to strive to become a better person and achieve your level of unadulterated kindness; I promise to do everything I can to keep anyone else from having to experience the pain of losing someone in this manner; I promise to protect your memory from defilement in any way I can. I promise. When we come together this Halloween, I know you'll be there with us, and we'll be sure to bake that cake for Eric. I love you like a brother, Quinnifer, and I regret not letting you know what an amazing person you were more. Forgive me for that. I know you’re in heaven now, Quinn—if you could, look over us, like you would in life, Itachi. I know I’ll see you there in the future. Everyone, please keep Quinn’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Quinn’s family deserves no less. They have lost an amazing son and brother, but I know we can keep his memory alive. And if you could, please ease his family's expenses by donating. I can't thank everyone enough for all that has already been donated. #UCCQuinn
We are with you, I have experienced a similar and just as awful pain. That is why I contributed, the last thing you need to deal with is the financial toll. the pain of the loss is so great, only someone who has gone through it could understand. I have gone through it, I know what the pain is and what were the perplexing additional pains were - paying for the funeral - It crushed me when I hit it, so I donated so it would not crush you as much. We, in Oregon, are all grieving, your pain is hard, but I personally get it, I have felt it. I can only say, you are changed, and will be different. Grasp the good memories, those are the things that you need to keep. Don't try to think how you can be the same again, you can't, you are forever changed. Don't fall into hate, it does no good, think of the things that made you and your family smile. This comes from someone who has been in that dark place you are now in - no BS. I have walked the path. Your family making it out is the most important thing in the world.
Truly my heart goes out to you. When I heard this on the news and saw that he was killing ChristiansBecause they had a belief in God It was very hardBut then I thought about it it took a true Christian to stand up For what they believed in. So your son will see Jesus and God would accept him Because he stood for what was right. The Bible says if you deny me before men then he would deny you before God. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord I do believe that your son is going to be with God. My prayers are with you and your family
Please encourage family to contact Kelly at the district attorney's office. Her direct line is 541-430-4390. The Department of Justice can provide funding for funeral expenses through the Crime Victims' Comoensation program. Kelly can furnish them with the application and assistance in filling it out.Type your comment here...
R.i.p. To another life taken too early. My thoughts and prayers for the family. I wrote a company (artful ashes) who makes beautiful glass hearts with the ashes of loved ones and they are willing to make these free of charge for families of the #ucc victims. I have his phone number and info that I can pass along too if your family was interested. Thank you! R.i.p. Quinn
God bless this family, and wrap your loving arms around the families of all the victims in this terrible tragedy. I promise never to utter the name of that heartless being. I have no other words then I'm sorry for this unimaginable pain. I wish I could do so much more.
I never wished I was rich until today. All I have are a few comforting words for the families that are broken and grieving after a horrific incident that took place just a few short miles from my home. I did not know Quinn but my heart aches for your loss just the same. May God bless you with the strength to go on. And may Quinn rest in paradise.
Metro Detroit Enl sends their support and condolences. #NoAgentLeftBehind
We are so sorry for your great loss. Our spirits are with you, praying for your family, and your brother's friends during this time. May Glod bless you all...
I know you would like for people to leave a comment on his facebook page, but unless you turn on comments on his page and allow this - you won't see any awesome posts about your brother from his friends. I am truly sorry for your loss. He looks like he was an amazing and fun young man. May God bless you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers.
Rest in peace, Warrior. Though you were taken far too soon & I did not have the honor of knowing you, my heart aches. I see others' stories about you, and who you were as a man and my heart is lightened to see such fond memories being shared with everyone. I hope your family is helped by this as well as the community in whatever ways they need and can be helped. You will never be forgotten & your light will continue to shine on.
Texoma Resistance sends our condolences.
To all of our friends and family our hearts are sad to be sharing with you the loss of our family friend. Your financial support and prayers are appreciated. Janet, Cody, and Larry. We are here for you now and always. May our sons continue their bond with each other and lean on one another as we all work through the pain.
My prayers are for you and your family. I can't imagine what you are going through but I am here if you need anything. All you have to do is ask and I'll be there. Quinn was a great and amazing guy :) He won't be forgotten.