Super Cooper running out of time to live, local insurance compan - Binghamton-area News, Weather, Sports

Super Cooper running out of time to live, local insurance company steps in to help

Posted: Updated:

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Doctors say 4-year-old Cooper Busch will pass away this month in May. 

He has down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. He's been battling cancer for the past two years. 

Cooper's mother Tara Busch says he's been placed on hospice care at home. 

"We're really just trying to spend the quality time that we have with him," said Tara. "He doesn't have a lot of energy right now. So we're just enjoying some quiet time at home."

Tara says her son means everything to her. 

"I am the luckiest person in the world to be his mom and to see the world in the way he has seen it," explained Busch. "It's special."

Security Mutual Life in Binghamton decided to step in and help the family. 

"We just got into a great spot where we can help certain people," said Security Mutual Life CEO Bruce Boyea. 

The concert will be held next Friday, May 11 at the Broome County Forum Theatre. William Close and the Harp Collective will perform on stage. 

All proceeds from the socks sold at the concert will go to the family to help with medical costs. 

Sock Out Cancer is an initiative to help families in the area affected by cancer. 

People can also call 607-338-SOCK to buy a pair of socks, the money will also go the family. 

"There are a lot of families like the Busch's that are out there that need our support and our help and that's what Sock Out Cancer is all about," added Boyea. 

Tara says the community support has been incredible. 

"People ask, can you help, and they immediately say yes because they want to help and it just blows my mind every time," said Busch. "I'm just overwhelmed with the generosity."

Tickets are still available for the concert. You can check it out here. 

"Like" Esperanza Gutierrez on Facebook and "Follow" her on Twitter.

Powered by Frankly