Cooper Roberts update: Fundraiser planned for 8-year-old boy paralyzed in Highland Park shooting

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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A new fundraiser is planned for Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old boy paralyzed in the deadly Highland Park mass shooting.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A new fundraiser is planned for Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old boy paralyzed in the deadly Highland Park mass shooting.

The family of the young boy said he still has an IV drip and is mostly on a liquid diet because of nausea.

It has been over a month since a shooter opened fire at the community's 4th of July parade, killing seven people and wounding several others, including Cooper Roberts. He is making a slow physical recovery, his family said.

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Now, Whiskey River Bar and Grill in Glenview is hosting a fundraiser to help the family.

A Glenview bar is planning to host a fundraiser to help the Roberts family as 8-year-old Cooper continues to recover after he was paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting.

The event will be held on October 16.

The family's GoFundMe can also be found here.