Update, Monday February 19th. :
DAY 27, MISTI IS BACK IN HER BODY!!!! from Rebecca Dru Facebook account.
Cooper wakes after 26 days, most spent on life support at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She remains in ICU with hopeful signs of improvement.
Former long-term Transportation Commissioner and founder of Yogurt Stop, Misti Cooper, is fighting for her life at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. She is 61 years old.
From 2012 to 2020, Cooper served as the direct appointee of former council member John Duran on the West Hollywood Transportation Commission. In 2009, she co-founded the Yogurt Stop with her former partner, Marta Knittel. The two were known as one of the most prominent lesbian business owners in West Hollywood.
Cooper was responsible for creating the iconic orange and white logo and flavor of the West Hollywood flagship store.
Her partner, Rebecca Dru, has been by her side every day, and the two also work together as spiritual and energetic healers with a large global following.
For the past 16 days, Cooper has been on and off life support and breathing tubes at Cedar Sinai’s intensive care unit. Dru’s daily updates on Facebook tell a story of love, hope, and the spirit to bring Misti back to health.
Dru told friends on Facebook, “I need to come to terms with a tough decision about whether to keep Misti on life support. I love Misti and can’t imagine my life without her.”
Dru shared the following statements with WEHOville: “In a nutshell, she’s on life support. She got bitten by a mosquito and then she didn’t feel well, and one thing led to another. We’ll never know what really happened because physically, her body is in great shape, but it’s systematic, in that it’s in her blood and her lungs. No matter what tests they do, it’s a puzzle, so all we can hope is that the antibiotics take effect and she gets her strength back and makes it through. It’s very surreal.”
Dru also said, “When it comes right down to it, the only thing that matters is love. We all spend too much time on things that don’t matter and not being present. In the blink of an eye, it can all be taken away.”
“It’s pretty amazing that she has over 150,000 people around the world praying for her, sending her thoughts and frequency. People have been contacted by her in their dream state. It’s quite phenomenal, the work she is doing on the other side,” Dru added.
Let us hope that with everyone’s prayers and support, Misti will be able to recover and come back to us.
Thank you all for your prayers and your LOVE.. The Medical Team says she is a miracle.and she’s going to make it!!! Please keep her in your prayers..she’s not off of life support yet…but every day she breaths a little more on her own. <3
Misti has been a dear friend for years- when she took over my apartment in 1990 on Hayworth Street. We had a brother/sister sassy ( could there be any better kind?) relationships and love each other enormously. DID YOU HAVE A WILD NIGHT LAST NIGHT GIRL- YOU LOOK LIKE HELL! AND you SEAN? YOU LOOK WORSE-PERHAPS YOU SHOULD HAVE A WILD ONE YOURSELF ONCE IN A WHILE……miss that so much. Prayers and good wishes as i have followed her progress for coming back to this life.
I am praying that Mistis makes a full recovery, and quickly! God Bless her!
Positive thoughts for Misti and her loved ones. On a side note, one would think by now that Larry Block would know that the proper spelling of the hospital is Cedars-Sinai, not “Cedar Sinai.” Ditto for Cedars-Sinai’s, not “Cedar Sinai’s.” Just sayin’.
My prayers and thoughts are going to Misti Cooper.As first,I thought this could be Lyme disease,but that disease is spread by ticks.Sounds scary as the doctors are trying to figure out a cause.I hope she recovers and comes back to the community.
Your beloved Misti Cooper get well!
My heartfelt prayers for Misti and Dru, I pray that Misti will make a full recovery and shine bright as she was before.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Misti, you were the heart and soul of Yogurt Stop. Praying for your speedy recovery.
A total sweetheart – Yogurt Stop has never been the same without her. Praying for you, Misti and Rebecca.
Thank you for your kindness and caring, your entrepreneurship, your wonderful taste in fat free yogurt and your non-frozen fruit toppings. Sending you love and prayers and the biggest daily doses of hope for a full recovery. 🏼🏼🏼
I wish her well.
BTW, it’s Intubation, not incubation.
How scary. Sending strength to Rebecca and healing energies to Misti.