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Digital Image by Brett Crockford © :	    NRL, Rugby League, Round 9, Melbourne Storm v  Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Saturday May 10th, 2014.

Five-year-old Cooper Christensen had the opportunity to celebrate Melbourne Storm’s win over the Manly Sea Eagles in Round 9 with some of his favourite Storm players following the thrilling victory.   

In October 2013, Amanda and Michael Christensen’s lives changed forever as their son Cooper was diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, otherwise known as (DIPG). DIPG is at this stage an incurable disease, and there has been no significant advancements in treatment for over 30 years.

Cooper has completed his six week course of radiation treatment and is pursuing his life to its fullest. 

You can follow Cooper on his Facebook page, “Cooper’s Journey”, and support him as he fights to beat this disease. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.