|Subject: Sadly, actor Chris Cooper, 68, is another to lose a son. In 2005, 17 year old son Jesse Lanier Cooper, who developed cerebral palsy as an infant, died suddenly and unexpectedly from epilepsy. ...
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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 01:13:56am
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's message, "July 9th~Happy Birthday! Actor James Hampton (83) Actor Brian Dennehy (81) Actor Alex Rebar (79) Actor Richard Roundtree (77) Writer Dean R. Koontz (74) Actor Norbert Weisser (73) Actor Ray Baker (71) Actor Chris Cooper (68)" on Monday, July 08, 09:18:34pm
In October 1987, Jesse Lanier Cooper was born three months prematurely, and 3 days after he was born, Jesse suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and developed cerebral palsy. But he endured, later though he had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures, an honor-roll student he loved to windsurf and write poetry. Sadly, he died suddenly at age 17. In fiercely honest, surprisingly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking prose, in 2010 Jesse’s mother, actress Marianne Leone, chronicled her transformation by the remarkable life and untimely death of her child, publishing her story in "Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss". An unforgettable memoir of joy, grief, and triumph, "Knowing Jesse" unlocks the secret of unconditional love and speaks to all families who strive to do right by their children. ...