Young boy paralyzed after Highland Park mass shooting out of critical condition: ‘Their lives are not a tragedy, they are a triumph’
A GoFundMe page for the Roberts family is collecting donations for Cooper Roberts, 8, who was paralyzed after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park. - GoFundMe screenshot/TNS/TNS

Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old boy who was paralyzed at the July Fourth mass shooting in Highland Park has been released from pediatric intensive care after almost a month of turbulent recovery. The boy was transferred from the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital last weekend to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, where he’ll begin his rehab, the family said. In the first photo taken and shared of Cooper following the massacre, he is wearing a light green shirt, smiling and hugging the family dog while sitting in his wheelchair. “Please keep following along and praying for Cooper and f...