CHICAGO (CBS) – Cooper Roberts, the 8-yr-outdated boy who was shot at the July 4 parade in Highland Park, is back home immediately after many surgical procedures and weeks of rehabilitation.
Roberts’ mothers and fathers Jason and Keely made the announcement on Thursday declaring they were being filled with “gratitude, appreciate and wholeness” that Cooper was able to return household to his twin brother, four sisters and French Bulldog, George.
“There was a time, not all that lengthy in the past, exactly where we had been desperately and feverishly praying just for Cooper to stay,” the loved ones said. “To be able to have Cooper residence and our loved ones all reunited with each other once again is this kind of an amazing blessing.”
7 persons were being also killed in the course of the shooting. Roberts was just one of the dozens of people wounded.
The family members reported Roberts experienced existence-conserving medical procedures on July 4 at Highland Park Medical center. He also stayed at Comer Kid’s Hospital and Shirley Ryan Capability Lab. He desired to be entirely intubated and be put on a ventilator just to breathe many instances.
Roberts also experienced “a lot of” abide by-up surgical procedures. He went times without feeding on, then experienced to be on a liquid diet program right before currently being ready to try to eat once more. He’s also nevertheless heading by means of “demanding” everyday rehabilitation to tackle his broken vertebrae, extreme spinal twine injury, and paralysis as a outcome of the gunshot wound.
The relatives established up a GoFundMe to assistance pay for Cooper’s healthcare fees. So much, it has lifted above $2 million.