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Cooper Roberts initially showed signs of improvement after the spinal cord was amputated in the Independence Day parade on July 4, but after Tuesday’s deterioration, “urgent, complex and long-term” “Surgery” is now required. Said his family.

Roberts was paralyzed under his waist when he was shot in the back. Police allege that crazy shooter Robert “Bobby” Climo, 21, killed seven people with a sniper rifle in a parade, injuring dozens of people, including Roberts, his brother, and his mother. ing.

The boy with twin siblings was temporarily upgraded to a “serious” condition when he was removed from the ventilator and regained his ability to speak temporarily over the weekend.

Roberts’ first words were to ask his brother Luke and his dog George. Chicago Sun Times report.

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But the progress was short-lived. According to his family spokesman Anthony Loitzi, Roberts returned to a spiral and crisis on Tuesday as one of his lungs partially collapsed and the infection caused a surge in fever.

“The situation in Cooper is now in crisis,” Royge posted. Facebook on tuesday. “He underwent a dangerous and extensive long surgery to repair the esophagus again. His fever has skyrocketed due to an infection and one of his lungs has partially collapsed. All prayers are in great need today. “

It was not possible to reach Loitzi with the numbers listed by his name on Tuesday.

A GoFundMe By Tuesday night, he had raised about $ 1.4 million for Roberts. The boy’s family used a fundraising site to post up-to-date information about his health, including a tragic post on Tuesday.

“This is his seventh surgery and is especially risky given his age and current condition,” wrote organizer Georgette Toparis. “… Cooper will be very difficult in the next 24 to 48 hours, so keep him praying and thinking.”

The boy’s mother, Keeley Roberts, was shot in her leg and foot but recovered.Local director, her school district Issued a statement on Sunday It said Keeley was suffering “physically and emotionally.”

The statement also thanked doctors, nurses and first responders who fought to keep Roberts alive last week.

“The family would like to thank and thank the emergency care workers, police, fire departments, nurses, doctors and many others at both hospitals for doing extraordinary things to save Cooper’s life. “Masu,” the statement said. “It was a real miracle.”

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