Sagstuen, Corey

Corey James Sagstuen

My mother Agnes Gushaty (Kennedy) battled cancer after learning of it back in 2010 while I was deployed in Afghanistan.  My mother kept this devastating information from me until I returned; that had to take some strength.  We battled this cancer and for a time had it on its heels.  My mother was determined to make some life goals and she made all but one.

Last year I completed this climb in her honour with her watching.  This year I will do this climb with my love, Pam, and in honour of my mother. Sadly, Mom passed on Sept 7th, 2017, and my world was rocked.

I dedicated a white helmet to my mother, as she was my drive to be a paramedic.  She was there every step of the way over the years as I rose through the ranks of EMS, transitioned to firefighter/paramedic and did 2 tours to Afghanistan. She is my HERO and one hell of a leader and for that, I made her an honorary firefighter.  She was as tough as one; brave, faced any challenge head-on and NEVER minced words.

The thought of Mom and how Dad is now on this journey without his love brings tears to my eyes.  My Pamela has been a rock to me. Every year, Mom and I will make this climb together.

Mom, I know you’re watching down from the Rainbow Bridge, and when Pam and I get to the top, we will be that much closer to you.

Love you, Mom.

Your son,


Contact uf for more info!

Questions? Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap!

Not readable? Change text.