From the time he was a little boy, Cory always had a love for sports, especially the game of baseball. He was a smart, funny and outgoing young boy who had a strong love for sports and his family. He was especially close to his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins; with a special place in his heart for his grandfather. To this day he will tell you that his grandfather is his hero, his roll model and his best friend.
Through his childhood Cory was very active in sports, playing baseball, floor hockey, roller hockey, soccer, football, and basketball, all the while being an honor student in school. He has always been very outgoing and social, and could walk into a room not knowing anyone and leave the room with many friends.
Cory was inducted in to the National Honor Society while at Taunton High School and was the co-captain of his high school baseball team. Cory always worked hard at school and sports and always gave 150% effort. He has always had a strong desire to do well and achieve great things.
Drug addiction came into our life after a sports injury and it was very unexpected and a difficult road we all endured as a family . Although Cory’s addiction and subsequent overdose and disabling brain damage has changed the course of his life, it has not weakened his spirit to be the best person that he can be and helping others by going out and speaking with school kids and other individuals and sharing his story in the hopes of helping others.
We as a family believe this is the path that was chosen for him, and that he will continue to go out and speak to our youth and try and impact as many lives as possible. As his mom, I could not be happier or prouder of the man he has become today.