35th Terry Fox Run
Local survivor, age 6, will fire starting gun BY JAN RODONETS
n July of 2014, five-year-old Cooper Jones had just completed a fun year of kindergarten at Westview Elementary School. His mom and dad, Tanya and Lloyd, became concerned when Cooper complained of a sore neck and said he didn’t feel well. After several tests, a CT scan showed a large brain tumour. An air ambulance flew him to BC Children’s Hospital and two days later, surgeons removed the tumour. Lloyd said doctors told them Cooper might be left with speech problems from the surgery, so they would have to be pre-
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pared for that possibility. They were thrilled when Cooper’s first comment upon waking from the anesthetic was “When am I going to get something to eat?” Cooper is this year’s Terry Fox Team Member for the 35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. A Terry’s Team Member is someone who has had a personal diagnosis of cancer and is at any stage of his or her treatment or recovery. Cooper will be wearing his red cancer survivor shirt and will say a few words before the run begins on Sunday, September 20. He’ll also get to shoot the starter gun.
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