Cory Weissman grew up in suburban Jackson, NJ. The son of a pediatric Physical Therapist mother and a Veterinarian father, Cory was raised with strong ethics and compassion. These are qualities that very naturally guide him through most aspects of his life.
From a very young age he had a love for playing sports and was quite an impressive athlete. Cory played competitively on elite traveling basketball and soccer teams as well as on his high school varsity teams. He demonstrated his leadership abilities as captain of many of those teams.
As a collegiate basketball player in his freshman year at Gettysburg College, Cory tragically suffered a massive stroke caused by an unknown AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) in his brain that ruptured, leaving him completely paralyzed on his left side.
With his focus on playing basketball again, Cory dug deep into his soul and came out working harder than he ever did for anything in his life. He was determined to overcome this extraordinary obstacle and get back on the basketball court. And overcome it he did!
Cory went on to graduate from Gettysburg College with his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, and continued on to get his Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University.
Cory believes that everything happens for a reason, which is a theme that runs through the movie made about his life, ‘1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story'. He now shares his life changing experience, which he refers to as a gift, with audiences throughout the country to motivate and inspire them to face any adversity and conquer life’s obstacles regardless of the size.
Meet the man!