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    CLINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - Just days before Christmas, a young woman with muscular dystrophy is planning her own funeral, so she won't leave the burden behind for her family.

    Sierra Cooper, 21, has battled muscular dystrophy her entire life, then she received another blow: Being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Now, Sierra faces a grim outlook and doctors said she has little time left.

    "If it was up to me, she'd have another 30 to 40 years and she'd bury me," Sallie Cooper, Sierra's mother, said. "You're not supposed to bury your child."

    Sierra may only have weeks left. This Christmas, her wish isn't under the tree this year. She's asking for donations to help pay for her funeral.

    "I love my parents and I don't want them to be struggling when I'm gone," Sierra said.

    Sierra isn't eligible for life insurance. Every day is a struggle for the 21-year-old, as she's hooked to a pack of oxygen and medicine. That's why her mother wants to give her the only thing she can: A proper funeral.

    "She'll never get a wedding, so I want to do something special for her," Sallie said. "She's been planning her own funeral, so of course I want to give her the funeral she wants."

    While she's planning for her final days, Sierra said she's found peace.

    "I'm going to be with God and I'm going to be pain-free, no oxygen, no pain pump," Sierra said. "I'm going to be normal for once and be able to do the stuff you guys take for granted."

    For now, she's living life one day at a time. Sierra prepares for a final Christmas. She's hoping for help as she leaves her family behind.

    If you'd like to help the Cooper family, you can make donations to the Sierra Cooper Benefit Fund at any First Financial Bank location . Contact First Financial Bank at 812-238-6000.

    First Financial Bank
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    Clinton, IN 47842

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    WOW that is really sad.
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    That brought a tear to my eye......
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    jesus christ guys...that sucks.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    She is a strong person. I wish one of the major networks would pick this one up. They'd have all the donations they need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    She is a strong person. I wish one of the major networks would pick this one up. They'd have all the donations they need.
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    Somebody will step up and pay for this. A funeral home may even 'take care of it'.

    The mother is right, we're not supposed to outlive our kids. I can't even comprehend having to go through this.
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    Wow. That's all I can muster up after reading that.
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    Wow. Life dealt her some shitty cards.
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    That is very sad.
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