The Milwaukee Brewers are picking up one of their fellow young fans during Friday night’s home game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cooper Roberts sustained injuries from the tragic Fourth of July shooting that took place in Highland Park, Illinois this past Monday. Cooper’s twin brother Luke and his mother were also both injured during the shooting. Both and are recovering in the hospital as well. Cooper’s story is one that hits a little closer to home for the Milwaukee Brewers however.
Cooper is a huge Brewers fan and the injuries he sustained from the shooting have resulted in paralysis from the waist down. Cooper is recovering and is working his way to coming off a ventilator. The Brewers will be hanging a jersey in the dugout throughout the weekend series donning the number 22 and Cooper’s last name.
This jersey in the dugout is for Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old boy who was wounded in the Highland Park shooting on July 4 and has been identified in reports as a “huge Brewers fan.” After hearing about his fandom, the club has been in contact with the family. pic.twitter.com/Szc0kVc7pp
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 8, 2022
For Brewers fans everywhere, Cooper and his families’ recovery will be in their thoughts and prayers. That rings especially true to the Brewers players and coaches as well. Before Friday’s home game, Craig Counsell took some time to share his thoughts on the situation. “We want to show support for him and his family, and the incredibly difficult times that they are facing.” said Counsell. Counsell would go on to say “We are happy he’s a Brewer fan and want the family to know that we are thinking of them.”
Craig Counsell and the Brewers are thinking about young Cooper Roberts and the Roberts family, who were greatly impacted by the Highland Park shooting on Monday: pic.twitter.com/6IsvID8xCC
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) July 8, 2022
No matter what your stance on gun control is, one thing is for sure. The Brewers have a fan in need of thoughts, prayers and support. Cooper’s family has created a Gofundme page to help offset medical bills. The gofundme has already raised $975,000 as of Friday night. Throughout the weekend the Brewers support and the countless others around Cooper are sure to be uplifting during a very difficult time.
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