Support Officer Matt Cooper

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Raised by 468 people in 2 months
Created 8 September 2018
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on behalf of Kristen,Matt&Noah cooper
On Labor Day, 9/3/2018, Officer Matt Cooper suffered a brain injury from a gunshot wound while answering a shoplifting call. His recovery has been categorized as remarkable. He has progressed to the extent that he has been transferred to the Shepherd Center Rehabilitation Program in Atlanta for physical therapy. The support from our local community, and around the nation, has been overwhelming. Our family will never be able to say thank you enough. However, there is still a need for continued support for his wife and 2 children.  If you feel led to donate, Matt and Kristen, will be forever grateful. If you are unable to donate, please know that all prayers, good vibes, & well wishes are just as powerful. A goal of $40,000 has been set to help cover any other outstanding costs of Matt's recovery. Below is a link to a message Kristen had for the Covington Police Department's annual Fuzz Run that was dedicated to Matt: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=236427357052679&id=10505090694 Please follow the Covington Police Department on Facebook for the most recent updates on Matt: https://www.facebook.com/Covington-Ga-Police-Department-196577620378092/
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***Update on Officer Cooper from Shepherd Center***


Covington Police Officer Injured in Line of Duty Moved to Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

ATLANTA – Sept. 20, 2018 – Injured Covington Police Department Officer Matthew Cooper, 34, of Covington, was transferred today from Shepherd Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to its Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.

Officer Cooper sustained a brain injury when he was injured by a gunshot wound to the head in the course of doing his job on Sept. 3, 2018.

His medical team continues to be pleased with his progress, and Officer Cooper will now begin therapy under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists.

Medical and rehabilitation teams at Shepherd Center typically include the following: an attending physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, recreation therapist, case manager, peer support specialist, dietitian, and psychologist.

Shepherd Center specializes in medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

The family is appreciative of the outpouring of support from family, friends and the community, but has requested privacy at this time.
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To update everyone, Matt has been transferred to the Shepherd Center, in Atlanta, so that he can begin his physical therapy. He still has a long road to recovery ahead of him, though. The continued donations are still welcome. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
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Please note, this GoFundMe account has been approved by the Kristen and the family.
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Raised by 468 people in 2 months
Created 8 September 2018
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