sar-co-ma /särˈkōmə/

n. 1. A rare, agressive soft tissue cancer
that does not always respond to chemotherapy.

Clear cell is one of the rarest varieties.

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In May 2013, Cooper O'Brien, a student at North Gwinnett Middle School, was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma, a rare and very aggressive soft tissue cancer unresponsive to chemo and other traditional cancer treatments.

Because this type of sarcoma is so rare, there are very few studies or clinical trials currently available to treat this type of cancer.  With your financial support**, Cooper will have greater access to the latest targeted therapies not publically available or covered by insurance.

Instead of eliminating cells altogether like chemo, targeted therapies focus on preventing the DNA mutation from reproducing. Because these therapies are so specialized, they require in-depth DNA testing to identify the exact type of CCS tumor present and determine the most effective plan of treatment.

Please join the Suwanee community and the O’Briens in their fight to heal Cooper and return him to his active life of basketball, school, family and friends.

Flying High

Watch as Cooper gets to pilot a stunt plane.
Video courtesy of WSBTV.
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“If you are willing, you can make me clean.” ~Mark 1:40

Pray for Cooper and his family daily. Pray for healing, strength, and mercy.

Clear Cell Sarcoma is so rare, they know very little about the cancer and how to treat it. Help to spread the word about Cooper and his struggle with this cancer. Read about CCS

Special thanks to the businesses who sponsored Cooper's wristbands, t-shirts, Golf Tournament, and more.

** Due to the immediate need for funding, we were not able to establish the Cooper O'Brien Fund as a non-profit organization. Therefore, all donations are gifts to the O'Brien family and are not tax deductible. Please take this into consideration before you donate and consult your tax advisor for clarification.

"God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers."