The Milwaukee Brewers positioned a ceremonial jersey of their dugout Friday to honor an 8-year-old fan of the staff who was wounded through the July Fourth mass taking pictures in a Chicago suburb.
Cooper Roberts took bullets within the chest through the taking pictures at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, that left seven useless. His household stated his backbone was severed and he’s paralyzed from the waist down. The Brewers hung a jersey of their dugout with the identify Roberts and Christian Yelich’s jersey quantity, 22.
Cooper’s household stated Friday that he had regained consciousness for the primary time for the reason that taking pictures. They stated docs don’t consider he suffered any mind injury.
“The power to undergo one thing like that’s unimaginable,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell stated earlier than the staff’s sport Friday night time towards the Pittsburgh Pirates. “We’re doing such a small factor, however hopefully it may possibly perhaps make one a part of the day for them a bit of bit higher.”
Cooper Roberts was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot within the chest through the Highland Park parade taking pictures. AP
The Brewers stated in a press release that “we’re engaged on different initiatives to attach gamers with Cooper and his household, however the precedence for now’s to concentrate on their restoration.”
“We’re joyful he’s a Brewer fan and wish to acknowledge that and let their household know we’re fascinated with them,” Counsell stated.