Cory Weissman grew up in suburban Jackson, NJ.

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 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'. 


Table of Contents

3:23- The day that changed Cory’s life forever.

6:14- Cory’s unlikely HINGE moment unfolded days after tragedy struck.

9:33- The decision from day one to get back onto the basketball court.

10:08- The process of his comeback decision.

13:47- When Cory finally made it back onto the basketball court.

16:14- The unplanned ending to Cory’s first college game.

21:14- How his worst day became a blessing.

25:36- The biggest impact Cory’s story has had on others.

29:40- The message for others to help them through their hardest times.

32:50- The gifts Cory’s been given through his tragedy.

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