My 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.

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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.

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Cheri Perazzoli posted a new journal entry.

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 ... Read more

Larry Schreck signed Cory's Guestbook.

Dear Corey....I am the Old Cougar who played baseball for Bobo Brayton from !962-1965...I sent you a great book called Bleachers. It was give to me 6 years while I was in ... Read more

Larry Schreck signed Cory's Guestbook.

Dear Corey....I am the Old Cougar who played baseball for Bobo Brayton from !962-1965...I sent you a great book called Bleachers. It was give to me 6 years while I was in ... Read more

Kathy Henkel signed Cory's Guestbook.

Such fabulous news!  I am so happy for all of you and I will keep praying for continued good news. Read more

Jill Anway signed Cory's Guestbook.

We are so happy for you.   This is fantastic news!  We think about you often and keep you in our prayers.  Read more

judith jesiolowski signed Cory's Guestbook.

I'm so happy to hear the good news! You are all in my thoughts. "Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you." ~ Aldous ... Read more

Cheri Perazzoli posted a new journal entry.

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 ... Read more

Cheri Perazzoli posted a new journal entry.

Cory has been in Pullman for one month now. I am so glad it has NOT snowed! He has a 2 bedroom apt. The second one for his standing machine and a study desk. It takes ... Read more

Kathee and Rex Nelick signed Cory's Guestbook.

Hi you guys, Happy to hear Cory is back at school....God bless all of you and we wish you the best positive thoughts and prayers...Love, Kathee and Rex Read more

Cheri Perazzoli posted a new journal entry.

On Jan 7th Don, I, and a friend moved Cory back to WSU. He is close to the campus in a handicapped apt. The weather was cold, bitter, but NO snow.Strange to make the drive ... Read more

Cheri Perazzoli posted a new journal entry.

Ran out of room!  Want to thank the track team at WSU for the car wash this early fall and the recent bake sale/auction for Cory at WSU also. It has been a very emotional ... Read more

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