Cooper Gilliam

January Hero of the Month:Cooper

Cooper Gilliam, Age 13 of Presque Isle– was identified as legally blind at age 4 months. Since diagnosis Cooper has had 2 surgeries, one in each eye, and has made numerous trips to Bangor, Portland and Boston for additional treatments.

Although fiercely independent ,Cooper does require constant supervision which includes his parents, Francis & Rick Luciano, extended family members and many teachers, workers and friends.

Cooper loves Star Wars and riding his bike, is known for his contagious, happy smile and is described by mom as, “ an amazing little boy that has taught me many things about not giving up when times get rough”.

*Cooper was awarded an electric scooter through the Hero Program.