HELP COOPER IN HIS RECOVERY
FROM HIS SPINAL CORD INJURY
Family and friends of Cooper are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Injury. Cooper has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive in part because HelpHOPELive assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.
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Road to recovery
Nov 04, 2016
We recently found a place called Pushing Boundries, it is an amazing therapy facility in Redmond. They have everything going Cooper needs to keep him strong and help him walk again. This is the reason we have turned to HelpHOPELive, to allow Coop to get the therapy he needs and deserves. Thank you so much, and keep checking for Coop progress, we know he will rock this, and improve every day!
Oct 19, 2016
Helping Cooper on his road to recovery!!! Getting Cooper all the help and therapy we can is our goal and our only focus right now. We are positive that Cooper will walk again!!!
Spinal cord injuries
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.
A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.