Cory Greenbaum


Cory Greenbaum: Scarsdale, NY

Stanford University – Symbolic Systems – Fall 2016

Life before Cory’s injury seemed pretty normal to him. As the third child out of four in a very active family Cory started playing basketball and soccer at the age of six and tennis at eight. His mom would not allow him to play football but as a New York native he became a huge fan of the Yankees, Giants and Knicks. At the age of 13 Cory was in an auto accident that resulted in a C4-C5 spinal cord injury and quadriplegia. The accident took the life of the driver and changed Cory’s life forever. Training turned to rehabilitation and a renewed focus on academics. His life became more intense resulting in several high level internships and admission to Stanford University where he became the fifth Cardinal Swim With Mike scholarship recipient. Cory took on a leadership role for Swim With Mike – Stanford working with SWM alum Molly Fausone, the Stanford Men’s Volleyball team and the Cardinal Council.


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