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Group hopes to build parks in Cooper Harris' memory

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

An online community is working to honor the memory of Cooper Harris, the toddler who died in Georgia after being left in a hot SUV.

"It just really hit close to heart because I have a daughter too that's around the same age," Breanna Medders said. "And I couldn't imagine forgetting her and losing her and having to live without her."

Cooper's father, Justin Ross Harris, has been charged with murder in his son's death. The family is originally from Tuscaloosa.

Medders is just one of many around the country now fighting to help keep Cooper Harris' memory alive by creating a Go Fund Me fundraising page to help build a park in Cooper's name in Tuscaloosa and in Georgia.

The park will be called "Cooper's Tree House Park" and organizers need $250,000 to build the each park.

"We want to have a tree house so that they can go in the tree house and play and have fun. and they will be in shade too where Cooper didn't have shade," Medders said. "And where they are not in the direct sun light but they are still having fun."

The vision is to have plenty of trees in the park as well and also a big red fire truck. Red was a color Cooper just learned before he died.

Medders is also asking people to sign a White House.gov petition by August 6 to possibly create Cooper's Law.

"We want to pass it so we can make it illegal and it to be a felony for any child to be left in a car any amount of time for any reason," Medders said.

The group tells FOX6 News they are working to set up a non-profit called "Cooper's Tree House Foundation." They've also created a Facebook page called "Justice for Baby Cooper Harris" where you can follow their efforts.

Once the first two parks are built, the group is hoping to build one park in Cooper's memory in every state and Canada.

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