Glenview Restaurant hosts Cooper Roberts fundraiser

GLENVIEW, Illinois — The local Chicagoland community took action Sunday to support Cooper Roberts — an 8-year-old boy who was shot dead earlier this year during the July 4th Highland Park parade — at a fundraiser in Whiskey River .

Cooper was left paralyzed after the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park – but after multiple surgeries and months of rehab – he returned to school with his twin brother Luke last week.

“Every day is a little bit better than the last. There are ups and downs in every health struggle,” said Delaney Hunt, a member of the legal team representing Highland Park survivors. “[Cooper] has a great view. He has the love and support, not just from his family and friends, but from all of these people who have come out here today to support him, which is wonderful.”

Kathy Karowsky – owner of Whiskey River in Glenview – said the restaurant has an annual fundraiser and choosing who to support this time was easy.

“We have a fundraiser every year,” Karowsky said. “I chose Cooper [Roberts] and just walked with it.”

Activities at the fundraiser included face painting, pumpkin decorating, t-shirt dying, a photo booth and a DJ.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Cooper’s medical expenses while he continues to recover. If you were unable to attend the fundraiser today and would still like to donate, you can visit the family’s GoFundMe page dedicated to Cooper here. Glenview Restaurant hosts Cooper Roberts fundraiser

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