In April of 2011, an accident tragically ended our son Cooper’s journey here in the physical world. In just four short years, our little boy has touched the hearts of many, and today, his spirit continues to spread love even after his passing. Cooper’s way of giving back to the community was to give the gift of life through organ donation. Our little superhero donated four of his organs to give others an opportunity to live their life and fulfill their dreams.
Cooper's laughter, personality, and smile was contagious. He loved and adored his Mama. He picked her flowers from her garden, played games with her inside and outside, and their favorite thing to do was cuddling on the couch while watching his favorite shows and feeling safe in his Mama's arms. He was and will forever be her whole world. Cooper loved the outdoors and went for rides on the four wheeler and John Deere tractor with his Daddy. They enjoyed looking for big bucks, turkeys, pheasants and all other wildlife. Cooper was a true little outdoorsman who wanted to be just like Daddy.
In summertime, Cooper spent every weekend at his Grandparents home in Sand Bay, WI. Cooper enjoyed riding on the jet ski, playing on the big raft, swimming, walking on the beach with Grandpa B, fishing and riding in the basket of Grandma B's bike with her. Cooper loved to chase his cousins on the beach, and they made him feel special by including him in everything they did.
Cooper was enrolled at Precious Memories Daycare, where he was surrounded by an amazing group of teachers and learned a tremendous amount from them. He had so many special friends at daycare. Cooper and his parents made numerous trips to see Mimi and Gramp, and Grandma and Grandpa B in Lake Placid, Florida. He enjoyed swimming in the pool and talking about scuba diving, an underwater adventure which he wanted to enjoy with Mama and Daddy. He turned into quite a little fisherman by getting minnows out of the bucket and pulling in "the biggest bass." Cooper was so proud to reel in the fish and release them. He truly loved playing "Batman" with Gramp, swinging on the swing with Mimi, and snuggling and watching shows with them. Cooper had the best of both worlds.
Cooper is and always will be deeply missed. He will forever remain in our hearts. While we take comfort knowing he is now safe with God and other family members in heaven, we remain dedicated to keeping his memory alive through Shoot For Coop. This tragedy has truly been the most difficult time of our lives; we will always be grateful for the time we spent together as a family.
We will love you forever Cooper!
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