Just last week, we learned about Cooper Wilson, an adorable 18-month-old boy born with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in January 2015. Cooper spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital receiving chemotherapy and was ultimately in remission. Cooper was able to complete his treatment in May and go home to his parents’ home in Evergreen. In May 2016, Cooper relapsed with AML and was readmitted to PSL/Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. He has undergone two cycles of chemotherapy and must remain in the hospital for 30-40 days during each cycle. Cooper was able to be discharged following his last cycle and will be readmitted the first week of August. As part of his treatment, Cooper needs a bone marrow transplant and will be transferred to Children’s Hospital in late August.
While undergoing chemotherapy, it was discovered that Cooper also has pulmonary hypertension and cannot return to his home in Evergreen due to the high altitude. The family also found that they have mold in the home and are unable to expose Cooper to the infection risk. They are currently on the waiting list at Brent’s Place and Transplant Living Center and are staying at a hotel in the meantime. Cooper’s father Eric has had to take several weeks off of work to be with Cooper during treatment and he and his wife Danielle are feeling the weight of the financial burden.
Eric and Danielle are committed to Cooper’s frequent medical care and have remained at his bedside throughout each hospitalization. Caruso Family Charities was there to help too. We immediately provided assistance to cover hotel expenses and are removing the mold from the Wilson home.