Cooper’s Story

Site created on August 25, 2018

Cooper was first brought to the doctor in February 2018 after noticing he had a white reflection in his left pupil. After being referred to a few different doctors, Cooper was diagnosed with Uveitis and Pars Plantitis. He had an exploratory surgery and was on medications to minimize what they believed to be inflammation. As time went on we noticed the white reflex in his pupil appeared to be getting larger and sought out a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic did testing and diagnosed Cooper with Diffuse Anterior Retinoblastoma (Cancer). Cooper will continue going to Mayo for treatments and has his surgery to remove his left eye mid September. We have tests coming up to see if the cancer has spread else where and will know soon if cooper needs to undergo chemo or radiation. Any donations made to his go fund me will go toward travel and medical costs. We want to thank all of our friends and family who have been supportive.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Nora Kotlowski

Cooper is having another round of chemo today. We were hoping he wouldn't need it today but there was still a little bit floating around in his eye. 

We get a three month break after today and then will come back to get an exam and decide if we need to continue with chemotherapy. 

He's come a long way, the tumor is just about completely gone and he has regained most of his vision. 😊
He's doing an awesome job!
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