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April 15, 2008

Terre Haute attorney cheers on ‘Idol’ brother

Friends, businesses help Adam Cook make trip despite medical condition

TERRE HAUTE — It was standing-room-only Tuesday night in Buffalo Wild Wings on U.S. 41, but they weren’t just there for the food.

“This is awesome!” exclaimed Darrick Scott, Vigo County councilman and Terre Haute’s assistant fire chief, surrounded by a room full of the family and friends of local attorney Adam Cook and his wife Kendra.

Adam’s brother David competed, and by the judges’ comments excelled, in Tuesday’s round of “American Idol,” singing Mariah Carey’s “You’ll Always be my Baby.”

“I thought he did something really different, and it made me really proud as a songwriter to know that the song can stand on its own,” Carey said of Cook’s performance, noting how he offered “a male perspective” of her song. And while Adam’s and Kendra’s children were there with family and friends wearing “Uncle David Rocks” T-shirts, for most of the room the night was more than just a battle for a recording contract.

Adam Cook, 36, is undergoing chemotherapy for his second diagnosis of brain cancer, which has spread to his spine. A plan to travel to California to see his brother perform was grounded earlier in the week when Adam’s doctors told him he could not fly commercially in his condition.

But through a coalition of friends and local businesses, an all-expenses-paid flight on a chartered medical jet complete with flight medic and nurse came through, along with lodging at the hotel across the street from the studio where “American Idol” is produced.

“I’d say that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” shouted Crossroads Communications’ Julie Henricks, pointing to Adam and Kendra seated behind the judges and right next to “Desperate Housewives” star Terri Hatcher and daughter.

B102.7 paid for the hotel where the Cooks and the paramedics stayed, and Henricks noted that Adam and David stayed up Monday night playing euchre, a game for which it’s hard to find players west of the Mississippi.

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