Franklin pumpkin patch grows hope for pediatric cancer

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A pumpkin patch in the Cool Springs area is selling pumpkins to benefit childhood cancer in honor of a little boy who has battled the illness.

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch, located on the corner of Cool Springs Boulevard and Mallory Lane, is run completely by volunteers and all the money goes toward the Cooper Trooper Foundation.

Cooper Cook was diagnosed with Infantile Fibrosarcoma at 8 weeks old and received treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

“People do ask ‘Where’s Cooper?  Is Cooper here? Is Cooper OK? How is Cooper doing?’ We’re so grateful we get to share that Cooper is healthy is doing great and is thriving in 2nd grade,” said volunteer Rebekah Cook.

He was considered in complete remission in 2014.

In 2015, more than $50,000 was raised to support families battling childhood cancer, sibling support and pediatric cancer research.

The patch is open through Halloween and opens at 10 a.m., except for Saturdays when it opens at 9 a.m.

Every weekend features a kid’s corner with inflatables and face painting.

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