Crusader Cooper can't wait for real life 'Frozen'

Since the first time watching 'Frozen', Cooper has been snow excited about his winter wonderland adventure.

A birthday to celebrate

Just before he turned 2, crusader Cooper with his gorgeous smile was diagnosed with Aicardi-Goitieres Syndrome, a very rare neurological disease resulting in profound motor and speech delays. Working at first with trial medications and then putting a lot of hard work into physical and speech therapy, Sydney-based Cooper is about to turn 9 in July!

Ready to play snow-ball

Now at school and whizzing around in motorized wheelchairs and using standing frames to help improve overall strength and flexibility, Cooper is getting super excited about his snow trip in September!

His mum Kyrsten says Cooper first learned about snow watching ‘Frozen’, the movie. “He thought it was magical, and hilarious when they threw snowballs,” she said.

“He thought it was magical, and hilarious when they threw snowballs,” she said. “He decided then he’d love to one day throw a snowball at his big brother and dad and build a snowman.”

Krysten, Cooper's mum

As active as his siblings

So, that was the beginning of the Cooper’s wish journey which will come true soon. The second of three kids (elder brother Harrison 10 and younger sister Alice 5) Cooper doesn’t miss out on anything with wheelchair soccer, disabled surfing, and horse riding for the disabled all part of his life.

This snow trip will be one of the few his family will enjoy together as they don’t get a lot of time to holiday together because of Cooper’s various therapies which are really paying off. And now that his wish has been granted, Cooper bursts with exciting anytime snow pops up…. “Watching a snow scene in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently, he kept saying ‘me go there too’,” his mum said. We can’t wait to see the photos!

Happy snow time, Cooper!

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