Cory Friend Recovery Fund

Our dear Friend + Sister, Cory, was in a terrible car accident involving a semi-truck in Mexico last Tuesday, November 18. Her car rolled multiple times before she was pulled from the wreckage by the truckdriver. She was taken to a small hospital in Saltillo, where she stayed for a couple of days.

Fortunately, despite losing her phone and all contacts, she was able to remember her brother Steve's phone number. Even more fortunate, he was able to miraculously organize a ride for her from Saltillo to Monterrey. She then got on a plane to NYC, where an ambulance was waiting to take her to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

She has a gash in the back of her head which required 10 stitches and has a subdural hematoma (bleeding in the brain). But the bleeding has not progressed, so the doctors feel it is not a major concern. Her torso has extensive bruising from her shoulder to her waist from the seatbelt. She has broken fingers on both of her hands, so is in double casts and cannot use her hands at all. Her knee was also damaged. She is expected to be released from the hospital by Thanksgiving, and will be recovering at her parents' home on Long Island until mid January.

Cory lost a lot of personal items in this accident. Not only was her car completely totaled, but she lost her computer, camera equipment, phone, iPod, clothing, jewelry, etc. Many of these items were STOLEN from the wreckage by scavengers. She is sick with worry about replacing these items in her life (although some are irreplaceable). Hopefully this funding campaign can alleviate some of the financial stress of replacing necessities, medical costs, and life expenses as she gets back on her feet.

Currently, she does not have a phone for any social media or text contact; she is hoping to have a new phone by the end of the week. She will have her same number, but her hands are out of commission for a while. Please feel free to send FB or text messages to lift her spirits - someone will read them to her!

For those of you who don't know me, I am part of Cory's tour-leading family, and have known her for about 12 years. We are a strong and tremendous tribe, and Cory is well loved and revered in many circles. I have no doubt that many people will contribute to her successful recovery.

I saw her today at the hospital, along with Dave Falsetti, and she was very happy to see friendly faces. Regardless of her obvious pain, she was just as fiesty and fiery as you would expect. This is a great sign! She is definitely a tough broad and will come out of this better than ever.

Thanks in advance for your assistance during this trying time. And a huge thank you to everyone who has already shown their concern and love. It means the world to Cory!


Cory says Hi!!!

Donations

  • Jane Fay 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Julie Durand 
    • $100 
    • 61 mos
  • Carolyn Brown 
    • $200 
    • 61 mos
  • Glenda Gressett 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 61 mos
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Organizer

Amy Jackson 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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