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Cory’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about our loved one. Get started by reading the introduction to our website, My Story.

Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.

May 7th after completing his last final at WSU, Cory was driving home to Redmond when he nodded off and rolled his truck outside Ritzville. He was airlifted to Harborview medical Center where doctors determined his back was fractured in 2 places. The following morning, Cory underwent surgery to fuse the 2 broken vertebrae together.

A week later,May 14th, Cory is out of ICU, recovering from surgery and has begun an immense rehabilitation program. He is determined to overcome his injury and to "beat this thing"!

Cory has been inspired by all the well wishes, prayers and support from friends, classmates, and the entire community.  He and his family are overwhelmed and thankful to all. 

DONATIONS are being accepted to cover Cory's extraordinary medical and physical rehabilitation expenses. You may make a donation to the "CORY MACKAY FUND" at ANY US Bank Branch. Or you may mail your donation to "CORY MACKAY FUND"; P.O. Box 814; Redmond, Wa. 98073-0814". In addition to medical and rehabilitation expenses, the family home needs modifications to accomodate Cory's wheelchair,grabrails and other easy access updates.

MEDIA ALERT!!! Today, Friday May 15, Tune into the Ian Furness radio show KJR 950 AM @1. Alex Dootson and Kristin MacKay will give an update on Cory.

Latest Journal Update


Have some great news to share!!!  Cory has gotten more movement back.  His lower abdomen muscles and lower back muscles have returned. A nice story was written in about this development. Want to continue thanking everyone for the prayers sent his way. We hope that movement continues all the way to his toes. Best wishes to all   Don and Linda