2016/01/22 - Cory Day - Age 24 yrs - West Seneca, New York
Submitted by: Jamie Smith - Friend
Name: Cory Day
State: New York, 14224
Date of Passing: 01/22/2016
Date of Birth: 03/27/1991
Tell Us About Them:
Cory had a sense of humor and personality that could make literally anyone and everyone love him. His smile and his hug could make any sad day better. He was only 24 when he was taken from us, and he had so many big hopes and dreams for his life. I have never in my life met anyone quite like Cory, and I know I never will. He was one of a kind, and that is why he was so special to everyone who knew him.
Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:
Cory struggled with addiction for about 10 years. He went to multiple programs, detoxes, and even jail quite a few times. Sometimes it would stick for a few days. Sometimes a month. But, unfortunately, his addiction took his life when he was 2 months sober. He wanted a better life. He hated his addiction. He knew he had a problem, and he knew he needed help. Everyday I wish he could have just one more chance. Just one more chance to make his life everything he wanted it to be.
What Made Them Smile?
Cory loved his family. His mom was his world. He was so protective over her. Same with his little sister. He loved playing music with his dad. They had a complicated relationship, but music was the one thing that brought them together, and Cory loved every second of that. Cory loved helping people. He loved making people laugh. He tried to hide it with his tough guy personality, but he had such a big heart and despite his addiction, he would do anything for those he loved.
What Do You Miss the Most About Them?
I miss his smile. I miss him holding me and always protecting me. I miss hearing him say "I love you." I miss his laugh, and his goofy sense of humor. The way you couldn't stay mad at him because he always knew exactly what to do or say to make you laugh. I just miss being able to call him and talk for hours. I miss picking him up and going to sit by the water, laying together and talking. I miss talking about our future and listening to his ideas for what he was going to do. I miss listening to him talk to his mom. He really loved her. I just miss my Cory. He was my constant for a long time, and I'm just not sure where to go from here.
If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?
I love you. You are loved by SO MANY people. You can get through this. I'm sorry for not coming to see you, but I thought I was doing what was best. But I thought I had forever to come see you again. But if I had to sum up what I'd say to him in ONE sentence if I had the chance, it would be- "I told you you were my always and forever, so I'll always love you, until the day we meet again."
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