Cooper Doucette is the young man from Nashua, New Hampshire who broke his neck at the C5 vertebra on August 14th, 2010 during a routine practice drill for the Nashua North Titan’s. He was air lifted from Southern NH Medical Center to Boston Children’s Hospital where he had surgery to stabilize his neck, and received the life changing news that his injury resulted in paralysis.
Cooper spent several months at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which is one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. He cam back to Nashua in November 2010 and started classes shortly after Thanksgiving. Since then, Cooper spends as much time as he can at Journey Forward in Massachusetts. Cooper loves it there because the therapist work him hard and the patients are all pretty much on the same page with similar injuries. He leaves there feeling good about himself , and very tired. However, these visits are very expensive and not covered under insurance.
Cooper has done several radio spots including Super Coop’s, Super Pick’s, with the help of on air personality George Russel for Nashua’s local radio station WGAM the Game. This is something cooper truly enjoys.
He would like to be involved in some aspect of athletics in college which could include sports communication. He is a die hard sports fan and enjoys all types of athletics. Cooper turns 18 this year on Feb 16th. The Keefe is doing their annual Polar Plunge on Cooper’s Birthday to help raise money for Cooper’s next great adventure…. College!! Please help support Cooper and the Keefe family by raising awareness of their event and raise money for the Super Coop Fund!!!
To learn more about Cooper you can visit: http://www.supacoop.org