Unexpected diagnosis as a baby…
Cooper was diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome, type A (mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), type IV A) on 30 Jan 2014. He was 16 months old at the time of diagnosis, and besides a bump on his back, you wouldn’t know anything was wrong with the curious, ornery, quick to laugh, babbling toddler.
As part of ongoing treatment, Cooper has to have weekly Enzyme Replacement Therapy. He spends 5.5 – 6 hours at the hospital on infusion days. Over the last six years, he has undergone over 300+ of the infusion treatments.
Additionally, Cooper has had numerous maror surgeries. The first was a surgery to address issues in his spine & neck. The second was to fix his hip, knee, and ankles. The latter surgery happened this past summer, which meant he spent the entire summer in a body cast.
Cooper is a massive hockey fan. He watches as many Avalanche games as he can, and one of his ultimate dreams is to play ice hockey. Once his doctors clear him, Cooper plans on enrolling in an adaptive hockey program in CO. His sister, Campbell, (5th Grade) is now playing ice hockey and roller hockey. She has been learning to play hockey in Littleton and roller hockey at Skate City. Due to Cooper’s MPS condition, he is at high risk for complications with COVID. Due to this risk, Campbell will not be able to attend a regular school in the fall.
The Tippetts continuously have to deal with significant medical bills associated with medical procedures, surgeries, and treatments and the loss of income from one parent. These bills and the loss of income have created emotional and financial stress for this family.
Let’s rally to help this family. We can lift some of the burden off this family through your generous donation today.
Or mail check to:Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation
PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454
Dawg Nation will collect all funds donated and determine the final amount provided to the recipient. Dawg Nation cannot guarantee that the full amount of your donation will reach the recipient. That said, Dawg Nation has historically provided final amounts to recipients in excess of the total amount of funds collected.