In May 2013, Cooper O'Brien, a student at North Gwinnett Middle School, was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive soft tissue cancer unresponsive to chemo and other traditional cancer treatments.
Because this type of sarcoma is so rare, there are very few studies or clinical trials currently available to treat this type of cancer. With your financial support**, Cooper will have greater access to the latest targeted therapies not publically available or covered by insurance.
Instead of eliminating cells altogether like chemo, targeted therapies focus on preventing the DNA mutation from reproducing. Because these therapies are so specialized, they require in-depth DNA testing to identify the exact type of CCS tumor present and determine the most effective plan of treatment.
Please join the Suwanee community and the O’Briens in their fight to heal Cooper and return him to his active life of basketball, school, family and friends.
Watch as Cooper gets to pilot a stunt plane.
Video courtesy of WSBTV.