Cooper G. Dibrell: [1952 - 2008] Throughout his life, Cooper was dedicated to helping everyone he could. Really and truly, Cooper knew his mission was to help people, and he refused to let anything get in his way. During the first fifty years of his life, Cooper, an attorney in San Antonio, Texas, fought valiantly both inside and outside the courtroom on behalf of his clients. It didn’t matter if it was 2 A.M., every single one of Cooper’s clients, friends, and family knew that if they were in trouble, all they had to do was call Cooper, and he would be there, sleeves rolled up, ready and willing to face whatever crisis you were in. The final three years of Cooper’s life were rough. At the age of fifty-two, Cooper was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer: Glioblastoma Stage IV. Even after his diagnosis, Cooper continued to help others as much as was physically possible. Cooper put up a good fight until the bitter end, and passed away on the morning of December 31, 2008.
Danny: Besides having the second best sense of humor of anyone I know (his Dad takes the first spot), Danny is the strongest person (both mentally and physically, mind you) that I know. Danny was diagnosed with leukemia in his mid 20s, and has since then undergone numerous medical procedures, including a bone marrow transplant and quite a few rounds of chemotherapy. This website was Danny’s idea, and if anyone has questions about what to expect from various treatments/medicines/procedures, go to our cancer forum and ask him a question. You can read more about Danny by clicking “Danny’s Story” at the top of this page.
Courtney: My claim to fame is that I am the daughter of Cooper Dibrell. Cancer is no stranger in my family: I have lost my Aunt to pancreatic cancer, my Grandmother to colon cancer, and just recently lost my Father to brain cancer. My Dad was the last straw. I refuse to be a mere bystander in this cancer epidemic. I am in charge of formatting and maintaining the website. I was just finishing my freshman year of college at the University of Texas when I found out that my Dad needed emergency surgery.
Morgan: Morgan is Cooper’s second born child. Morgan really takes after her Dad, as she is an incredible athlete, extremely loyal, and definitely stubborn. Morgan was 13 years old when Cooper was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is now 18, and offers a truly unique perspective about the role kids play when a parent is diagnosed with cancer.
Victoria Graham: Tori is a freshman at Alamo Heights High School. Tori also takes after her dad, as she is currently on the high school tennis team. When she is not playing tennis, Tori can be found acting, singing, and she loves to make people laugh. Tori was 9 years old when her Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Cooper’s other daughter is Courtney Leigh, who is currently attending medical school at Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas.