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1-year-old Alto boy who was waiting on heart transplant dies

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One-year-old Cooper Low, the subject of the "Pray for Cooper" signs visible all over Alto and the southern part of Cherokee County died over the weekend. Cooper, who would have turned 2 on August 19, was born with a fatal heart defect.

Services for the 1-year-old that touched hearts from Alto to the Houston area will be held at the First Baptist Church in Alto at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Cooper had been on a heart transplant list for several months. Cooper and his mother moved to the Houston area to be close to Children's Hospital just in case a donor was found.

In June, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Alto, Gary Pridmore, said the Pray for Cooper signs were the community's way of "asking anyone who believes in prayer to pray for him and be aware that there is a special need. It is a more urgent need and a critical need than the average."

Thanks to the signs Alto hasn't been the only supporters for Cooper.

"We have had more than one person stop by the church that were traveling through and saw those signs to ask what that was about," Pridmore said. "Some of them have offered their prayers; some of them have sent offerings."

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