Shot 5 Times: Cory Update

Craig HueyCurrent Events10 Comments

Last issue, I asked for prayer for my son Cory.

He was shot 5 times by 3 gangbangers in an attempted robbery.

I want to personally thank each of you who have been praying … sending cards and letters … and helping by sending contributions for Cory’s medical and living expenses.

The outpouring has been awesome…

I wish I could personally respond to each one of you, but that would be impossible…

So know this – my wife and I have read these cards and letters to Cory that have come by emails, online posts and postal mail.

They have been so very encouraging … Thank you so much.

And thanks to those who have been able to contribute financially to help Cory.

All of your contributions are going directly to paying his expenses.

Cory is a miracle…

Cory’s recovery so far has been a miracle.

With 5 bullet wounds, the doctors didn’t expect him to survive…

Much less did they think he could recover so quickly … or that he’d be able to fully function.

Here is a brief update:

  • Two days after being released from the hospital, Cory went to church … using a walker.
  • He has 8 doctors caring for him – all treating him on different issues.
  • Two of the bullets are lodged in his bones … and there is no thought of removing them.
  • The 2 most troubling wounds are the shattered artery near his leg … and in his right shoulder, where there’s such extensive nerve damage that he doesn’t have full functioning of his right arm. Despite all of this, we are praying and hoping for a full recovery.
  • The shooter is still on the loose … but the police know who he is. Because he’s a juvenile, they won’t allow me to show his photo on national TV to help in his arrest.
  • The 2 other juveniles with the shooter – who went through Cory’s pockets after he was shot … looking for his car keys – were arrested within hours because the police had photos on rap sheets for all 3 of them. The security camera at Pacific Coast Highway and Western clearly showed the entire robbery and murder attempt … that’s why the police knew immediately who these gang members were.
  • The police said it was a premeditated murder attempt and that the 2 who were arrested knew what was going to happen.
  • The DA’s office made a terrible decision and released them. Because they are juveniles, their priors couldn’t be used to hold them in jail.
  • The progressive-left District Attorney Jackie Lacey is basically giving gangbangers like these a free ride because of the current law. Please pray that these boys will not prey upon others at their high schools or in the community.
  • Cory has a very positive attitude … but his pain is still very intense – quite understandable, with 2 bullets lodged in his bones. He’s currently on lots of pain medication … but he knows he’s going to have to eventually wean himself off of it. Please pray that he’ll be able to stop relying on pain meds quickly … and that the pain will subside.

Here are our prayer requests:

  1. That the doctors will have wisdom in their ongoing treatment strategies.
  2. That Cory’s recovery will be quick and complete – a full recovery.
  3. That the prognosis of not being able to work for at least a year will be shortened.
  4. That Cory’s pain will subside and that he’ll be able to wean off of pain medication quickly.

Thanks again for all of your prayers and financial help…

I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Shelly and I both thank you.

If you still want to send a contribution, you can donate online here.

If you’d like to send him an online note of encouragement, write him at

Or if you’d like to write him a postal letter or send him a check – made out to me … with “For Cory” on the Memo line – send it to:

Craig Huey
21171 S. Western Ave, Suite #260
Torrance, CA 90501

Thanks again.

10 Comments on “Shot 5 Times: Cory Update”

  1. Glad to hear that Cory has a positive attitude and I pray is not bitter. God allowed it and He might perform a miracle. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Also hope more readers, esp. believers will pitch and donate.

  2. I am sorry it took me awhile to donate Craig but I wasn’t sure this actually came from you until your Reality Alert came today. I am so sorry about Cory. I know the Lord will use this terrible situation for good, He always does. Joellen

  3. Praying for a full recovery for Cory and also for you and Shelly.
    Am sure this tragedy will be used to glorify God in some way as yet unknown…

  4. Dear Craig, I do appreciate what you do to inform and help us to vote the right way. I use your info to vote all the time. I am praying for your Son Cory to heal up 100% and the Lord will be glorified by his future testimony how God will use him mightily. I will send a contribution.
    I will keep Cory in my Prayers.

  5. You all are lifted in prayer. May the God of all comfort continue to bless, encourage, and heal Cory from his injuries. May His peace fill your hearts. And may the hearts of those who committed this horrible crime be convicted by the word of the Lord and turn themselves in. Praying for you! Psalm 91:1-2

  6. Praying for the whole family, but specifically for Cory’s healing… I praise the Lord for His wondrous ways and for not allowing this incident to send Cory to Heaven… I pray also for the courts decisions to be changed because of this … and lastly for the perpetrators… may someone show them the light of what they’ve done and help them realize that no bad deed goes unpunished… we do reap what we sow. Our God is a just God, so I know they will be found and brought to justice, but Lord, change their ways. Wake them up and Give ’em Jesus!! Prayers will continue through all this and I look forward to the next update. Bless you Craig and your whole family… This is and will continue to be a very trying time. My heart goes out to you all. OXO

  7. We need to end anonymity for juvenile criminals. Criminals arrested for crimes like this should not be released prior to trial.

  8. Praying for your whole family. This is a trying time and it tears at the human heart. Thanks for all you & your wife do to make us smarter voters. Love in Christ. Nadine Delle

  9. I am so very sorry for Cory and your family. May the Lord strengthen you and give you courage. May He guide the doctors and those who support Cory to use their best wisdom to help him heal quickly. I will hold you up in prayer at Mass. God bless you and thank you for your work. Here is the Memorare: Remember O most blessed Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this I fly unto thee O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me, Amen.

  10. Cory, you (and your parents) are in our prayers. We ask that the Lord would surround you with His love, wisdom and peace and that you would be guided and strengthened by Him every step of the way.
    In Christ, The Rockwell Family

    26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
    More than Conquerors
    28And we know that all things work together for good to them8.28 all things work together for good to them or in all things God works for good together with them. that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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