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-David Henrie, Professional Actor

Cory is living proof that despite the odds being stacked against you, humanity has the potential to turn pain into love...and he shares that pain, which he calls a gift. Anyone who hears him speak walks away with their own gift of encouragement.

-Harold Abraham, Knollwood Elementary School Assistant Principal

Our district invited Cory to speak at a district wide literature event before a K-12 audience. He was able to share his story and inspire every person in the room. Cory’s incredible attitude and triumphant return from an unfortunate circumstance speaks volumes to the character he possesses. His story teaches people that with hard work anything can be achieved and this is something that people of all ages can benefit from. I highly recommend Cory to any school district, organization or corporation seeking a life changing presentation.

-Nate Grosshandler, Director of School Counseling Services at Raritan High School

Cory skillfully presented his inspiring story to our staff and students. Cory's influential journey captured the attention of everyone in attendance. He did an excellent job relating his story to our students, inspiring them to overcome adversity in the future.

-Anya, High School Student

Cory's speech was absolutely inspirational. He detailed his journey through recovery and motivated everyone in the audience to defy any odds against them. The children and adults in the audience left with a newfound appreciation for what they have. His determination and perseverance despite difficult circumstances makes him a great role model. You hear about stories like his in the news, but to hear him speak in person is life changing.


-Rinat, High School Student

What struck me the most about your speech and after watching the movie is when you cracked jokes even during the hardest moments. Your ability to be funny but at the same time not lose sight of the important things touches me. It's a perfect balance and strength in your character. 

-Julia, High School Student

Thank you so much for coming to our school. I was so inspired by your story. Thank you for giving me the courage to make a difference and not give up even if times get hard.

-Michal, High School Student

I just wanted to let you know that you were an amazing speaker and you inspired everybody that was in the room. Even though I just heard about your story yesterday, I know that it will change my outlook on life forever. I am going to try not to take anything for granted anymore. 

-Abby, Middle School Student

Thank you so much for coming to my school on your time. You inspired so many kids including myself. The most inspiring part of your speech was the first thing you said "my stroke was the best thing that happened to me"


-Victoria, Middle School Student

Your story has opened my eyes and I will no longer take anything in my life for granted because you never know when the things you take for granted are gone. 

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