Cory was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT) in October, 2008 at the age of 19 as he was beginning his sophomore year at Texas A&M University. Cory’s 27-month battle against DSRCT included many chemotherapy and radiation treatments, surgeries, and medical procedures. Cory fought bravely against DSRCT and never gave up hope or faith that he would someday win his battle. He was an inspiration to those who walked this road with him, and he understood the unfairness of this dreadful disease but never complained or allowed bitterness to enter his heart. He instead chose happiness each day and continued to live life to the fullest in spite of much suffering and great hardships. Cory passed away on December 15, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.
Cory fought this cancer with a true Aggie Spirit. The Cory Douglas Monzingo ’11Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to remember and honor Cory at Texas A&M University. The first Cory Douglas Monzingo ’11 Endowed Memorial Scholarship was awarded beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. If you are interested in giving to this endowment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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