Someone 2 Know: Cooper Miller - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Someone 2 Know: Cooper Miller

Posted: Updated:
Kristen Remington
Channel 2 News

I walked into AurA Salon & Spa this week to find a bright-eyed four-year-old ready for his camera debut. Cooper Miller looks like any other energetic little boy. You wouldn't know he is fighting for his life. In February, doctors diagnosed Cooper with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Cooper's mom, Alexis, said she took him to the doctor after Cooper experienced low grade fevers for a series of nights. His energy was lacking as well. Plus, they noticed bruises that just wouldn't go away. The family was shocked when they learned he has ALL. Cooper faces three years of treatment; he has already started chemotherapy and shaved his head.

Why, then, did I meet him at AurA Salon? A few weeks ago, Cooper's Aunt Tacie shaved her head in solidarity with him. She called her hairstylist, Jenessa Norris, to inform her that she wouldn't need to schedule an appointment any time soon. When Jenessa heard Cooper's story she decided to host a fundraiser for his family.

This Sunday, May 6th, AurA Salon & Spa will host the Cooper Haircut-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women can get haircuts for $25. Men's cuts cost $10. They will also offer half-off waxing and spray tans. 100% of the proceeds will go to Cooper. "I just thought it'd be nice for everyone to take care of him and help him and his family out and take care of themselves," explained Jenessa. Alexis is moved by the generosity. "It means the world to me. We're going to do everything we need to do for Cooper, but to have the community rally and local businesses help us out - it's incredible."

AurA Salon & Spa is located in the Franktown Corners shopping center on Kietzke Lane.

To learn more, visit www.aurasalonnv.com.

You can also check up on Cooper via his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tough-As-Cooper/141631529296230

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Reno Police, FBI Investigate String of Fake Ransom Calls

    Reno Police, FBI Investigate String of Fake Ransom Calls

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:51:12 GMT
    Reno Police are working with the FBI on an investigation into a string of fake ransom calls Tuesday morning.More >>
    Reno Police are working with the FBI on an investigation into a string of fake ransom calls Tuesday morning.More >>
  • Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

    Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:19:35 GMT
    The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has identified 42-year-old Royal Shawn Bingamen, from Idaho, as the armed robbery suspect who was killed in a shootout with Reno police Sunday night.More >>
    The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has identified 42-year-old Royal Shawn Bingamen, from Idaho, as the armed robbery suspect who was killed in a shootout with Reno police Sunday night.More >>
  • State Attorney General Files suit against the Washoe School Trustees

    State Attorney General Files suit against the Washoe School Trustees

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:08:29 GMT
    The list of legal problems for the Washoe School District grew this morning as the State Attorney General's Office filed six counts each against the six trustees involved in the Pedro Martinez suit. But The School Board's outside counsel says he began working on settlement in that matter since last Wednesday and able to file it immediately. The suit alleges the trustees made six different violations to the State Open Meeting Law and that they should be paying $500 per violation. Those violati...More >>
    The list of legal problems for the Washoe School District grew this morning as the State Attorney General's Office filed six counts each against the six trustees involved in the Pedro Martinez suit. But The School Board's outside counsel says he began working on settlement in that matter since last Wednesday and able to file it immediately. The suit alleges the trustees made six different violations to the State Open Meeting Law and that they should be paying $500 per violation. Those violati...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.