Eight-Year-Old Boy Paralyzed from Waist Down After Being Shot in Highland Park Parade Attack

An 8-year-old boy, among the youngest victims injured a Fourth of July parade shooting in Illinois, was hospitalized after a bullet severed his spinal cord.

Now, his family says he is paralyzed from the waist down, but they are relieved that he regained consciousness and spoke.

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Cooper Roberts, an active boy who loves sports and the Milwaukee Brewers, always looked forward to going to the Highland Park parade with his parents and twin brother, family spokesperson Tony Loizzi said Thursday at a news conference.

But after a gunman opened fire at the parade Monday, Cooper was left fighting for his life as his family reimagined what life would look like for him when he recovers.

“It’s going to be a new normal for him going forward,” Loizzi said. “They’re not sure due to the severed spinal cord whether or not he’ll be able to walk again in the future.”

After the virtual news conference Thursday, Loizzi confirmed that doctors had told the family that Cooper will be paralyzed from the waist down.

But Friday brought what Loizzi called “a very positive development” in Cooper’s recovery. He said Cooper’s status had been upgraded from critical condition to serious.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Christine Fernando

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