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We’ve been made aware of a very sick little boy from Yarrabilba, Cooper Brown or better known as Super Coops and we need your help to help this little boy get better.

Cooper is just under the age of two and at 8 months old was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4. In November last year, his parents, Cerise and Cameron, were told he was in remission. At the very start of this year, Cooper was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) cancer of the blood, and will now require more chemo, followed by a bone marrow transplant, which thankfully his father is a match to donate.

This Sunday, April 2, we’re set to screen one of the BIGGEST family films of the year, Smurfs: The Lost Village, at Event Cinemas Browns Plains in order to raise much needed funds for Cooper and his parents.

All tickets will be $7 and will only be available from 9am on the morning of the screening at Event Cinemas Browns Plains. Our screening, hosted by River 94.9’s Campo, will begin at 9.30am.

Please join us on the day and help us take a little bit of the burden away from Cooper’s parents at the moment.

Join the Smurfs on a magical adventure - Smurfs: The Lost Village at Event Cinemas from March 30.

For more information on Cooper’s story or to make a donation direct, visit www.gofundme.com/26cmdqc

Cooper’s Story:

Cooper is just under the age of two and in January 2016, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4 at just 8 months of age. Cooper had many, many tumours throughout his body including cancer cells in his bone marrow. He completed eight cycles of chemo in total as well as surgery to remove the main tumour along with his left adrenal gland. In November 2016 his parents were told he was in remission, that all his scans came back clear. Around the same time, Cooper developed these little purple lumps under his skin and no one knew what they were so it was put down to a reaction to grass or food. He was taken to emergency many times becomes of these lumps and would have blood checks but they all came back great.

On January 6th this year, he had been taken to the oncology ward where he had a blood test and to get these bumps looked at by the oncology team. His bloods came back very abnormal his white blood cells were doubling overnight which was not a good thing. The next day, he went for a procedure called a BMA which is checking the cells in his bone marrow and was then diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) cancer of the blood.

This time around is much more intense than last year as Cooper’s Chemo protocol is very different being a different cancer. Cooper’s Mum, Cerise, and Dad, Cameron, are practically living in hospital. Cooper has completed one cycle of chemo that went for 10 days straight, twice a day. Cooper’s parents are currently at home with him waiting for his blood levels to rise to the point where he can start his next round of chemo. After that round of chemo he will have a Bone Marrow Transplant and they are incredibly lucky that his father Cameron will be his donor. The family is unsure what will happen after that and are taking everything one day at a time.

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