Cooper spent a total of 76 days in the IWK with his mom by his side the entire time. Two of those weeks were in the IWK’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“I believe Cooper would not be here if it was not for the IWK,” said Jon.
After surgery Cooper had to re-learn to walk and talk again. As a result of his tumour he suffered damage to his pituitary gland and his hypothalamus and must take growth hormones. Today, Cooper is in grade two and enjoys being with his friends and, as dad says, he loves to talk their ears off!
Cooper’s journey with the IWK is not over. His family has frequent calls with the endocrinology department and he will continue to visit the IWK every six-months for an MRI and check-ups with the neurosurgery team.
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