It is a quality that has set the
Emmett native and Treasure Valley Community College sophomore apart as an
athlete — and as a person — for his entire life.
“Cory’s a fighter,” said Holm’s
mother, Kari Dietz. “Even if it’s just board games at the house — he never
wants to lose and he’s never going to give up.”
This fall, a freak baseball accident
left Holm critically injured and in a hospital bed. On the night of Oct. 28,
four days after the accident, every major organ system in Holm’s body
catastrophically failed, except one:
“The doctors said his heart would
give out within the hour,” Dietz said. “They told us to say our goodbyes.”
But like its owner, Holm’s heart
refused to quit. Minutes turned into hours, and hours turned into days. Nearly
two months later, Holm is still fighting toward recovery at Complex Care
Hospital of Idaho in Meridian.
Holm faces a long rehabilitation, but
he’s never backed down from a challenge — and he has the support of an entire
HOW TO HELP
If you would like to help Cory Holm and his family, you can
donate to the Cory Holm Benefit Fund by visiting any Wells Fargo bank location
in the Treasure Valley.
If you would like to help organize a fundraising event, please
contact Treasure Valley Community College Athletic Director Ed Aronson at (541)