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Hi I'm Corey Scott Christensen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Corey, a father, a survivor, and a husband. I was born with a congenital heart defect, that I had no clue I even had until I was 20, serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I stayed in the mission field as long as I could, then finally I went home to have open heart surgery to fix the defect. I got married a few years later, and was blessed with two beautiful children, but that marriage wouldn't last and after five years we seperated. Shortly after that seperation, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. A few years later, I met my current wife, and we have been blessed with a daughter, and I with her son, who has now been sealed to me in a special and sacred ordinance in the temple. My daughter was born the day I hit my five year mark from initial diagnosis with my cancer. I had a blood test and it showed that I was cancer free. Nine months later, I would be diagnosed again. This was a real shock as with this diagnosis we would not be able to have any more children. After treatments, I wanted to find a way to spread the news about this cancer, and so I am a member of a non-profit that raises awareness about testicular cancer. I also am very involved with the youth of the church and love working with this young men. I am grateful for all of my struggles and am even more grateful for my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ, but there have been many times in this life I have been tested to the point of breaking and questioning my faith. However, through prayer and repentance, I have been blessed with the knowledge that God does love us, and this is His church. This way of life does not come easy, but it is so worth it. I am so grateful for my elder brother Jesus Christ, who suffered that I may return to my Heavenly Father after this life, and once again be with those of my family who have passed to the other side.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth of the church. I am an assisstant Scoutmaster, and also I teach the boys ages 12-14 on Sundays. As I mentioned before, I work with a non-profit organization that helps to promote awareness of testicular cancer. I wrote a letter to the National Office of Boy Scouts of America, to help us spread this information. I hope through this work, I can help someone be more aware of their bodies, and hopefully prevent the needless deaths of others.