Cooper was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his brain on December 9, 2016. He underwent successful removal of the tumor on December 13 , 2016, and received a combination of proton therapy (a version of radiation therapy with lower side effects) and chemotherapy over the course of 2017, concluding in early 2018. He will have checkups, diet management & supplementation for years to come to help offset and manage some of the late effects of both the disease and its taxing treatment protocol.
We started this CaringBridge page to share a more detailed view of Cooper's journey for our closest support team, clinicians, and the supportive medullo parent community. We update this page as we navigate through Cooper's diagnostic & therapy steps. Cancer treatment and post-treatment management is a long journey, but we are confident in our team and Cooper's resilience!