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Jailen becomes a Raider

Updated: July 14, 2011, 3:38 PM ET
By Kory Kozak | Special to ESPN.com

What did you wish for today? More money? A better job? To win the lottery?

Two years ago, Jessie Cooper wished for time. She wanted more time with her 8-year-old son, Jailen. He was going in for surgery because of a tumor on his pituitary gland -- brain surgery on her 8-year-old boy.

"I don't think my brain was able to grasp that we were talking about brain surgery," Cooper said.

Cooper is a strong woman. A single mother, she raised Jailen and his sister, ...

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