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Korey's Story

Korey Grant's passion for life and learning, magnetic smile, incredible talent, and kind personality made a lasting impact on everyone around him. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, epilepsy at 12, and kidney failure as a young adult, Korey continually exceeded expectations and lived his life to the fullest, making the most of every single day.

He was an independent spirit who loved having the freedom to engage in stimulating activities, while working on his daily goals and exploring the community with his wonderful assistant, Marco.  An avid computer user and lover of all things technical, Korey thoroughly enjoyed his data entry position, and even built a donor management system for a local non-profit organization. He also became an emerging artist with his own studio space at the Charlotte Art League, then later at the VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts Center) of Charlotte. One of his pieces was even featured in an exhibit at North Carolina A & T State University last year.

An incredible son, brother, and friend to so many, Korey's joyful presence and example of delighting in life in his own unique way lives on.

We are so grateful for the establishment of Korey's Campers, which will allow children and/or young adults to enjoy the same experience that Korey valued so much;  an inclusive space filled with exciting activities and supportive staff members who see, nurture, and celebrate each individual camper's strengths, goals, and unique expressions, allowing them to be their best selves.

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