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Cody Fisher Moate

July 30, 2000 - May 6, 2019


Cody Moate, 18, passed away May 6, 2019 as a result of a long battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was born to Kevin Moate and Heather Sornson in Salem, OR on July 30th, 2000. Cody graduated from Sprague High School and CTEC in 2018.

Cody was a shooting star whose journey was cut short by his battle with a rare and relentless childhood cancer. Throughout his high school career he excelled at computer programming and 3D graphic design. He dreamed of a career working with computers, and was thrilled to get an inside look during his 2018 Make-a-Wish trip to Blizzard Studios in Irvine, California. He spent a great deal
of his time conducting in-depth research of the field, playing video games with his friends at any chance. His love of video games carried him through many difficult treatments, and made his friends seem closer when they couldn’t be near.

Cancer took many things from Cody, but one of the hardest was his love of food.

He loved to go with his friends to favorite restaurants like Gustav’s or La
Hacienda Real. Even as his mobility decreased he turned to Uber Eats to make
sure his meals would be of the highest quality.

When Cody’s cancer returned in 2018 he knew that it would not be curable. He
challenged every doctor and nurse to provide the highest care possible, happily
correcting them if they missed a step or detail. He endured the countless
transfusions, chemotherapy treatments, and scans that became his whole life. To
say that he always had a smile on his face would not be true, but he kept moving
forward with the hope that tomorrow could be better.

Cody is survived by his loving parents, Kevin Moate and Heather Sornson; and
brother Hunter Moate. He also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, El and
Vivienne Sornson of Salem; and his paternal grandmother, Martha Moate of
Eatonton, Georgia. Cody is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins
and close family of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please make a donation in Cody’s name to
Make-a-Wish Oregon https://oregon.wish.org/ , or American Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/ .

 

Graveside Services for Cody were held 1:30pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem. 

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Heather, I'm sorry Michael and Cody never met. I feel blessed to have gotten to know you, somebody that gets it. All my love and prayers to the family as they deal with the loss of their beloved Cody. 



I get teary every time I think of his battle. I remember the day he was born. I'm thankfuk for the fun loving cousin memories he will have with Emma, Kate and Jane.



Heather,
I am so amazed by the courage and ability for you, Cody, and your family to take on this disease.  You all did it with such grace. He will always be smiling over you.
Sheryl Wetzel



I wish we could be there with you guys today to celebrate Cody. We have known him since he was about 6. He was always a wonderful person. It really sucks that this happened. No words can express how we all feel right now. We are thinking of you, Kevin, Alvin and Hunter today and always. If you need anything, just call. Love you always, Scott, May, Kat, Sam, and Lindsay.