Lending a Helping Hand


Prior to Christmas Central Coast Wellbeing Officers Lance Henry and Les Pearce visited Cooper Fawcett at his parent’s home in Umina. Cooper is 6 years old

Cooper started playing footy when he was only 4 playing in his brothers under 6’s team. Cooper played footy for two years before a brain tumour struck him down.

In January 2019 Cooper was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital for surgery. Complications with the surgery resulted in Cooper developing an acquired brain injury known as Posterior Fosser Syndrome. Cooper couldn’t open his eyes for a few weeks, did not speak for about 8 weeks and cannot walk or stand on his own.

With intense therapy, it may be possible for Cooper to regain strength so that he may walk unaided and communicate.

Cooper is a Storm supporter, wearing their colours whenever he can. His Dad, Mack played Toyota Cup for the Storm. Mack has coached the Umina Bunnies first grade in 2013 and Captain/Coached Woy Woy Roosters first’s in 2017 and coached the first’s in 2018. Mack continues to contribute to rugby league by also coaching the Woy Woy Roosters junior teams.

Mack and Chantelle (Cooper’s mum) very much appreciated the visit and acknowledged the great support that the MOLF provides to those of the rugby league family in need.

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