After spending more than two months in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, Cooper Roberts is finally home. 8-year-old injured in accidentDue to which seven people died.
His family wrote on a GoFundMe page on Thursday, “We have a total loss of words to express how full of gratitude, love and fulfillment we are, now we feel like we can finally have Cooper back at home.” able to bring.” “There was a time, not too long ago, where we were praying desperately and feverishly for Cooper to live. To be able to find the Cooper home and our family together again is such an amazing blessing.”
Cooper is reunited with his twin brother, Luke, four other siblings, and French Bulldog, George.
“The reuniting of our kids as a sibling unit and knowing they can be together whenever or wherever they want is very special to us and to Cooper,” his family wrote on Thursday. “They’ve held each other through the most terrifying times in their lives and done so much. They’ve seen, in a way they never were before, just how much they enrich each other’s lives and a lot. How deep is their love for another really is.”
His family said that now that he is at home, Cooper is realizing all the things he cannot do because of his paralysis, such as playing on playgrounds and riding his bike. But, he has taken up some new hobbies including wheelchair tennis.
For his parents, he said it’s “really, really hard” to adjust to their “new normal” — which includes having a child with “extensive medical needs.” They are weighing whether to renovate their home, or move to a new one that is more wheelchair accessible.
But, they are trying to focus on the positive as well.
“Cooper is alive and at home and our sweet and lovable athletic little boy has made up his mind that he is going to explore new ways to play the sport,” he wrote Thursday.
And dozens were wounded in the July attack. attack suspect since in August, despite the earlier According to the police.
As for Cooper, he was shot in the back and the bullet went through his chest. “The pill caused significant damage throughout his body, including his aorta, liver, esophagus, and spinal cord,” wrote his mother, Kelly Roberts, on a GoFundMe page in late July. Initially he was put on ventilator. Then, as his condition improved, he wasin early August.
, She said she had been shot in two parts of her leg, and had had multiple surgeries on her leg.
Cooper’s brother, Luke, suffered only minor physical injuries — but the emotional trauma was devastating in itself, Kelly said.
one inThe Roberts family said both Cooper and Luke were in private counseling and mental health services. Cooper suffered from flashbacks that disrupt his sleep and other post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Cooper’s family wrote, “There are layers of brutality to being shot by a sniper.” “Most people don’t see the dire consequences of surviving these devastating wounds, physical and emotional. We are constantly encouraging and motivating Cooper, seeking positivity and hanging on to hope, but we want people to Know the indescribable reality that is his/her new world.”