Welcome to our site! We created this site to keep our friends and families updated on Corey. He was injured in Iraq in 2005 and is receiving rehabiliation at this time. Be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.
Corey is a member if the C-Btry 1/147 FA in Yankton, SD. He was deployed to Iraq In October after serving about 5 months in the states. While in Iraq Corey got promoted to Sgt. On Dec. 4, 2005 Corey's convoy was hit by two roadside bombs. Corey recieved shrapnel to the head causing a TBI. Corey is receiving rehabiliation to overcome his injury. When Corey was at home he was an EMT for Yankton County. He loves his ambulance! Corey also worked at Shur-Co and attended paramedic school. Corey is a wonderful husband and father. He takes pride in everything he does. He is a strong person and he'll fight through this
Today we celebrated our Champion's 8th Alive Day with our annual open house celebration. Thank you all that braved the cold weather (8 years ago it was nasty cold and blizzards!) and helped Corey celebrate all that he has accomplished. Thank you also for everyone's phone calls, emails, and messages to Corey--they really do mean a lot. Today is a hard day for everyone in our family, so we choose to celebrate and look at all that Corey has accomplished. He has had a hard year and I am so proud of him for not giving up when he so easily could. Corey continues to go to therapy three days a week to do OT and PT and then has a trainer that comes and works out with him three mornings a week here at home. He enjoyed a Charlie Battery Iraq Reunion last month and is looking forward to the Guard Christmas party this weekend. He so enjoys hanging out with all his guys. Corey and I went to Hollywood with the Wounded Warrior Project in September for an Emmy Viewing party. We had a great time with his fellow Wounded Warriors and their families. Corey met many celebrities, but the ones who really stood our were the actress (Wendy Davis) that plays Joan from Army Wives, the actor (Quinton Aaron) who played Big Mike in The Blind Side, and the actress (Jes Macallan) who plays Josslyn on Mistresses. Wendy and Jes both took the time to really get to know the Wounded Warriors, their families, and their stories. They were not their for publicity, but because they really cared. Quinton was awesome. He hung out just like a friend would do. We met all of these guys at a Style event. The next day Quinton came to the hotel we were all staying at and had pizza with all of us and then went bowling with some of the attendees. All three of these actresses/actor were just normal and just enjoyed being around us, it was nice. Connor played his first year of tackle football and loved it. Corey enjoyed cheering him on. We all enjoy watching Duck Dynasty as a family and this Halloween both Corey and Connor dressed up like them…they were a hoot! Connor celebrated his 9th birthday with a scientist birthday. Corey really enjoyed listening to him and his friends do all their experiments. We have had a pretty nice fall/winter, but now it has turned cold. Corey is not ready for the cold. His body gets very tense and hard to move in the cold, so he's not looking forward to that. This is an emotional day, but a day that I am glad I have as it means I still get another day with the love of my life. Thank you to all that keep us in your thoughts and prayers.