Cory was born June 13, 1996, in Waukegan, Ill., and was a sophomore at Christian Life School in Kenosha, where his study of the bible enhanced his walk with his Lord Jesus Christ. He belonged to the Drama Club at the school and was a certified lifeguard. He was a member of Christ Community Church in Zion and greatly enjoyed his visits to Camp Zion in northern Wisconsin. According to his parents, Cory was the best kid we ever knew and could not possibly been more proud of him. He was deeply loved by his family and friends.