Cooper Veloudis is a 3-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, a disorder that impacts the brain and nervous system. At the recommendation of doctors and occupational therapists, Cooper's parents spent $5,000 building a therapy playhouse in their backyard. This playhouse aids Cooper with his physical development, allowing him to learn to climb stairs and perform independent tasks. Cooper's parents have already seen improvements in Cooper's health since he started using the playhouse in April.
Even though Cooper's playhouse is invaluable to his development, the Andover Forest Homeowners' Association in Lexington, Kentucky recently told the Veloudis family that the structure violates Associaton rules. If HOA members don't vote to save the playhouse, Cooper will be forced to go without an important part of his therapy.
Other houses in the neighborhood have tree houses and swing sets. There's no reason that Cooper shouldn't be allowed to keep his playhouse, especially because it is so important to his development. As someone who has a disability myself, I can relate to Cooper's story. I've been discriminated against many times in my life, and there's no reason that Cooper should have to go through life without his therapy playhouse.
The HOA recently said that Cooper could keep his playhouse through the holidays, but the fight isn't over yet. HOA officials will vote in January on whether or not Cooper can keep his playhouse permanently.
Please help protect Cooper's health. Sign this petition urging members of the Andover Forest Homeowners' Association to save Cooper's playhouse.
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