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Coffee with Cooper
$1,210 raised
35% of $3.5k goal
26 contributors
3 Years running
When the idea of CofffeewithCooper came to me I began to experience a sense of purpose that I hadn’t in sometime. As I continued to process what I felt CoffeewithCooper would be or become, I began to sink deeper into a sea of excitement; feeling ...

When the idea of CofffeewithCooper came to me I began to experience a sense of purpose that I hadn’t felt in sometime. As I continued to process what I felt CoffeewithCooper would be or become, I began to sink deeper into a sea of excitement; feeling driven and passionate about taking my story of cancer and my passion for meeting people and hearing their stories, then using these things to do something effective.

I was blown away by the community of people that immediately jumped on board of CoffeewithCooper. Within four days I had nearly all forty hosts slots filled. People began to share my idea with their friends and family and I received messages from people who had heard about this and wanted to encourage me and also wanted to host me! (A couple of them I have taken up on their offer) With all of these promising attributes one could only assume that they were in fact destined to do such and that is exactly the conclusion that I came too.  

But then an unexpected event occurred.

The other day I was returning home from a friend’s house; about 3 miles down the interstate, my car’s cruise control decided to stop working and then the acceleration declined. Thankfully I was able to pull off to the side of the road without any problems, but when I tried to start the car back up I had no luck. The engine would not turn.

It has been three days since this all went down and today I finally received a call from the mechanic conveying the news. Apparently the motor has locked up, which basically means that I need a whole new motor if I wanted to use this car. The car was a 92 Lincoln Town Car, so it does not make any sense to invest that type of money into it. To say that devastation is something that I am experiencing would be putting it lightly.

When talking to a friend about this situation I could not help but be brought to tears. I remember telling him that CoffeewithCooper was my attempt to bring something to the table for all of you whom have chosen to invest your time into this project.

CoffeewithCooper is about me taking my story of cancer across America and allowing it to encourage others, while allowing their stories to do the same for me and then taking those encounters and sharing them with all of you with the hopes that you too would be encouraged. (and of course compiling this all into a book)

I genuinely wanted everyone to take something from this experience.

Now I feel like I am letting you down.  I feel like I got your interest in this project and now need to ask you to consider investing in a different way then I desired.I truly and genuinely thought that this car had every bit of the strength that it needed to make this trip, but as we all know now, it did not. And now, I hate, hate that I am having to tell you all of this and reach out fo you, buut I believe that I am supposed to do CoffeewithCooper and I know that many of you do too!

And this is my proposal.

I believe that if we join forces that we can make this happen. That together we can come up with a number that would be sufficient for a car that would be able to endure this journey. I don’t need anything special, just something reliable. I can also say that I do have about $1,000 to start off with, but any car that I buy with that pricce would probably end up breaking down as well.

So I am asking that you consider helping make this a reality. I really believe that I am supposed to share my story of hope in the midst of cancer with the people in the American Coffee House scene. I really believe that CoffeewithCooper is supposed to be a reality in existence. I would not do this if I did not believe this to be true.

I can assure you that this is not something that I planned on doing (asking for your help like this) and can also assure you thatt this is not something I envision myself asking of you again. This is a onetime plea for your help.

If this is something you feel that you might be able to do and I would be forever grateful if you would please do such.

In conclusion I want to extend my gratitude in your belief of my desire to pursue and fulfill CoffeewithCooper. I can assure you that it is that support the fuels me. I truly believe that this need can be met before 3/2 (my departure date for my first city)

Thank you very much.

Cooper

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