IL state senator organizes card drive for 8-year-old Highland Park shooting victim Cooper Roberts

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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State Senator Julie Morrison is organizing a card drive for 8-year-old Cooper Roberts who was left paralyzed after being shot at the Fourth of July parade last month

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill (WLS) -- State Senator Julie Morrison, D-Highwood, started an initiative to help raise the spirits of the youngest victim of the Highland Park parade shooting.

Morrison is organizing a card drive for 8-year-old Cooper Roberts, who was left paralyzed after being shot at the Fourth of July parade last month.

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"Almost everyone in the community has been thinking about and cheering on Cooper throughout his recovery process," Morrison said in a statement. "He's doing much better, but still has a long way to go. Let's show him how many people care."

Roberts was discharged from the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation center, this past month.

Those who would like to send Cooper or his family a card can mail the cards to:

43 Highwood Avenue, Highwood IL, 60040.

Drop-offs are also welcome.