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‘Filled with gratitude’: 8-year-old paralyzed in Highland Park shooting back at home after being discharged from rehab

Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old who was paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting, has been released from the rehabilitation hospital and is back at home, his family announced. The boy was discharged from the hospital in late July and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is a rehabilitation facility. He had been participating in […]

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‘Still many unknowns’: 8-year-old Highland Park shooting survivor experiencing cognitive loss

The family of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts says he is experiencing cognitive issues, including memory loss, after being paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team is seeing patterns of behavior that may indicate cognitive loss, his family said in an update Thursday. Cooper was not well enough or talking enough to notice […]

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‘Making some positive progress’: 8-year-old Cooper Roberts no longer on IV, participated in wheelchair race

Cooper Roberts is making “positive progress” and is no longer on IVs or a feeding tube. The boy, who was paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting, participated in a wheelchair race at the hospital. The 8-year-old boy was discharged from the hospital late last month and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is […]

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8-year-old Cooper Roberts ‘in constant pain,’ feels ‘hopeless and angry’ after being paralyzed in Highland Park shooting

While Cooper Roberts continues to physically recover after being paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting, his family says the boy is in constant pain and feels “hopeless and angry.” The 8-year-old boy was discharged from the hospital late last month and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is a rehabilitation facility. He has […]

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8-year-old Cooper Roberts expected to enter 3rd grade with his twin brother after release from hospital

8-year-old Cooper Roberts has begun physical therapy and is looking forward to entering the third grade with his twin brother this fall after being paralyzed in the Highland Park shooting. The boy was discharged from the hospital last week and transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is a rehabilitation facility. He has been […]

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8-year-old Cooper Roberts had popsicle, went outside for first time while he continues to recover after Highland Park shooting

Cooper Roberts, the boy who was shot in the Highland Park parade shooting, went outside and had a popsicle for the first time on Thursday since he was hospitalized. Roberts, 8, suffered a gunshot to the abdomen and his spinal cord was severed. He was airlifted to a hospital in Chicago where he remains. Family […]