DENVER (CBS4)– Meet Cooper Tippett, not your typical sports fan. This little guy went behind the scenes to meet the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team.
The 6-year-old suffers from Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA, a very progressive terminal illness that affects the body’s skeleton. Cooper has doctor visits at least once a week for treatments that he will need for the rest of his life.READ MORE: Southbound Lanes Of Interstate 25 Reopen After Crash Near Happy Canyon Road Denver Weather: It's Been Seven Years Since The Metro Area Was This Hot, This Early
The DU student athletes are helping inspire Cooper to stay strong, especially with what’s coming up.
“We’re going into a big summer where Cooper will have surgery on both knees, both hips, both ankles and he’s going to be in a cast from his nipples to his ankles for seven weeks,” said Christine Tippett, Cooper’s mother.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Warn Of Increased Fire Danger In Denver Are During Incoming Heat Wave