ON FEBRUARY 28, 2003, CORY DUANE CROSS (one week shy of his 1st birthday) began the fight of his life when he was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive brain cancer and was given a less than 10% chance of survival. Over the next several months, Cory bravely endured surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, stem-cell transplant, relapse and a clinical trial…and he was beating some incredible odds. On March 1, 2007, our prayers had been answered when Cory’s MRI showed no evidence of disease! He was 2 years cancer-free and 18 months off-treatment…a significant milestone! Unfortunately, just 7 short weeks later, the monster vehemently returned in the form of a renal tumor and metastasis of the lungs. Cory began another valiant fight, but his courageous battle ended when he earned his well-deserved angel wings on July 28, 2007.