A little over a year ago, Troup High School student Cooper Reid suffered a traumatic brain injury playing in a football game. The incident was followed by the teen spending the last year in and out of multiple hospitals and undergoing intense physical therapy on his road to recovery.
This past weekend, Reid returned to the field where he was injured. While his fellow students cheered, he was crowned the school’s homecoming king. Cooper’s mother, Susanne Reid describes the support they’ve received from the community as “amazing,” giving them hope during the tough times. ”We are very fortunate to be a part of the community who stands by their people and loves one another and are faithful and kind,” she says.
Reid has also returned to Texas high school. His family is optimistic that he’ll be able to catch up and graduate with his classmates in the spring.