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Meet Cooper - OU Health Kids Club Member

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Meet Cooper - OU Health Kids Club Member

Meet Cooper - OU Health Kids Club Member

Today, Cooper Bray, of Ratliff City, is five years old. He was just three days from his first birthday when his mom, Shytana (Shy), passed away. A former pediatric patient at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, Shy’s brain tumor returned when she was 24 years old—and five months pregnant—after being in remission for 18 years. As a young patient, she enjoyed receiving special gifts from the Toy Cart. Cooper’s father, Steven, and the friends and families who love Shy, have honored her with joy and generosity by hosting toy drives every year.

“Showing Coop what generosity means is just another way of showing him what his momma was all about,” shared Steven. “She was always compassionate, caring and kind.”

By bringing people together to help Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, they’ve taught Cooper how to give. They’ve shown him how to take care of others, and they’ve told stories of his mom’s courage and joy all along the way. Two, sometimes three, times a year, the Bray family delivers toys they’ve collected in honor of Shy.

We are proud to make Cooper our youngest new Kids Club member.