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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Soldier who needs a little help

2nd Update- Anonymous said...

I just checked the bank account and there was $500.00 more deposited today that makes it about $4500.00. I thank you so much.
May 19, 2007 7:27 PM

Update - As of 05/15/07: The funeral fund is now up to $3,876.00. Thank you to all who have helped the Cooper family.

Yesterday, I was one who received an email from some folks who are trying to lend a hand to a Soldier who needs a little help.

Cav Mom wrote: "A Soldier could use our Prayers

I just got off the phone with a beautiful woman, Laura Cooper. On April 9th her husband lost his battle with lung cancer. Laura has two sons. Christopher, 23yrs old is in the US Army serving in Iraq. Justin, 20yrs old is a student at Texas State College.

They could use our prayers..."

Kyle from LoneStarPundit posted the article yesterday saying:

"...According to his mother, Laura Cooper, her son barely made it before her husband died, but is now having to sacrifice even more.

Christopher Cooper Jr., 23, came home to attend his father’s funeral but only had five days to grieve with his mother and younger brother before having to head back to Iraq to take part in the Untied States’ military campaign in the Middle East. His brother, Justin Cooper, 20, is attending Texas State College.

Chris Cooper Sr., 47, died April 9, only months after finding out he had lung cancer in November. His widow, Laura Cooper, works part-time for A+ Autos in Pinehurst and was already struggling to work and take care of her disabled mother who went blind due to diabetes.

Laura Cooper has worked for the auto shop for eight years. When her husband developed cancer, her struggle to care for her ailing family and work got harder and it left her with little funds.

With one son in college and the other in Iraq, there was no one for her to turn to. She said her son is already sacrificing so much for his country, but he offered to sacrifice even more by taking out a loan against his military pay to help cover his father’s funeral expenses..."

Last year, a bunch of folks got together and helped raise a pile of cash for another soldier whose wife was diagnosed with cancer, and subsequently died. If you find yourself wanting to help this young man out, a Pal Pal acount has been established by Cav Mom. To Make a donation, click on the button, and go to the bottom of the page.

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