Cooks for Christ benefit April 19
Cooks for Christ will hold a chicken bog benefit for Henry Cooper on April 19, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Drive through lanes will be open for your convenience and bake sale will be held all day. The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread.
Cooper is a native of Florence and suffers from cardiomyopathy. In March 2017, he was admitted to Carolinas Hospital ICU and tests revealed that his heart was weak and his organs were filling with fluid and shutting down. He was immediately transferred to MUSC in Charleston and a Left Ventricular Assist Device was implanted. He was in the hospital for four months as his body adapted to the mechanical device. While the LVAD has been implanted to assist Cooper’s heart to pump blood, it’s not a permanent fix and he’s in need of a heart transplant.
After the transplant, he will remain in Charleston for three to four months or possibly longer while his system is getting acclimated to a new heart.