Brother & Uncle
In addition to the tragic loss of our brother, Kory Hunter, our family, like many others, has been affected by cancer in its many forms. While we are deliberately focused on making an impact on brain cancer, we hope through collaborative research, new discoveries will advance treatments in other forms of cancer as well.
Our brother, Kory Hunter, passed away peacefully on May 18th
after a 22 month battle with brain cancer. He was 43 years old.
The essence of Kory was selfless giving. He volunteered every
chance he could. He felt a strong need to give back to the community
and to help others less fortunate. He helped build homes in Mexico,
volunteered at his local church in feeding the homeless, and served on the PTA Board at the local elementary school. In 2013, even during treatment, he served as a representative to the local school foundation, and helped set up camp and raise funds for children with medical needs. And finally, when his health precluded him from continuing at work, Kory called his church to see what volunteer work he could do from home.
Kory never complained about his illness and continued to keep a selfless attitude, always caring about the well being of others. His largest frustration was losing his independence, and his biggest regret was saying goodbye to his adoring wife and three young children.
Kory is survived by his spouse, Rory, his children, Ethan, Dylan and Kailey, his parents, Jim and Joanne Hunter, his mother and father-in-law, Judy and Mike Morrison, his sister and brother-in-law, Mandy and Heath Gregory, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Riley and Kelli Morrison. The 8 circles in the UKF logo symbolize his children, nephews and niece who consumed such a large part of his heart.
Through the Uncle Kory Foundation, we are able to keep the spirit of Uncle Kory alive - helping patients and families affected by all forms of cancer, but particularly brain cancer.