The young man who inspired so many with his gallant fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease has passed away at the age of 25.
“There are few people that I call my hero, but Eric Corey was that to me,” said Ted Hayes. “I had the privilege of being with Eric during the Turkey hunt he and his family put together for disabled youngsters and old people alike.”
“An avid hunter himself, Eric had traveled the world hunting and four years ago he told his mother that he wanted to give others the chance to hunt that he had. The first year it was just a few, but over the past two years, the Turkey Tracks hunt grew and at the opening night ceremonies Eric Corey was always the happiest person in the room.”
“He didn’t think of himself as special – most special people don’t,” Ted continued. “Eric Corey died yesterday, but his spirit will continue on through the program he brought about for people who were less fortunate than him.”
“I’ll miss him, as will everyone who ever came in contact with him.”