Kirsten Martensen-Arms

Sarcoma, I never thought that this word, describing such an unforgiving illness, would mean so much to us. 

In 2011, on the cricket field, we met Coop and his amazing family, watching our sons bat and bowl.

Later, through witnessing Cooper’s and his family’s struggle with sarcoma, I learnt a lot about the almost nonexistent funding and lack of attention this illness has received.

The difficulties Coops and his family faced during their battle motivated me to help this Foundation.

Cooper, with his determination and drive to create his foundation in order to find a cure for sarcoma, whilst fighting for his own life, was and is just inspirational.

I am honoured to be involved in Coops’ legacy to help others, mainly teenagers, who are suffering at this very moment.