Community shows its caring heart

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The true strength of a community always shines through during times of crisis or need by one of its own.

That is exactly what happened when it comes to the support shown to Campbell Junior High seventh-grader Hunter Cooper, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

The diagnosis came June 29, and Hunter immediately began chemotherapy at University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. Hunter was allowed to come home Sunday, but will still need to make multiple trips to and from Lexington to continue his treatments.

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Hunter’s attitude has inspired others.

A friend of the family began making T-shirts for Hunter’s friends to wear that say “#Fearless” and “#TeamHunter.”

The group is requesting a $10 donation with each shirt, which will go to a fund to help Hunter’s family pay for any medical or other needs he has.

The group’s goal is to raise $100,000 to help Hunter.

An account has been opened at Community Trust Bank in Winchester for additional donations.

Those wishing to order shirts can contact David Weistroffer at 859-808-6060 or contact the group raising funds on Facebook through the TeamHunter Facebook page.

Anyone who has purchased a shirt is encouraged to take a photo of themselves or their group wearing it and post it to the TeamHunter Facebook page, so Hunter can see the faces of people in the community who support him.

The outpouring of support has been tremendous. It shows the heart and character of the community.

This is important for Hunter to know, and important for others to realize that Winchester is a compassionate community that loves one another.