“The Challenge” Star Cory Celebrates Daughter 1st Birthday

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MTV’s “The Challenge” Star Cory Wharton just celebrated his daughter 1st birthday after his family dealt with a tough year!

His daughter Maya Grace turned 1 years old!

He shared a sweet post via social media:

“Maya Grace Wharton
Happy Birthday 🎂🎈!!!
I know most people say time flies, but with you time slowed down. You’ve shown me so many things about myself, and put so many things into perspective. You are a heart warrior ❤️ you have one more open heart surgery to go to fix your lil heart ❤️ I’m so lucky that I am your father & no matter what just know me and your mother are always gonna be by your side🙏🏽 Love you my lil warrior continue to surprise & shock ppl 🙌🏽”

Maya underwent open-heart surgery in January.

Cory later shared:

“I have some GOOD news to tell you all. WE finally got released from the hospital ❤️🙏🏽. I’m so thankful these past two weeks have been very up-and-down and have felt like a nightmare at times. But I always try to stay positive and being at the Children’s Hospital for two weeks & seeing some families who have been up there for months or years and some maybe won’t leave the hospital. I’m very thankful that we got released today.🙏🏽❤️.”

Love that things are looking better these days! Happy Birthday Maya!

Cory returns to “The Challenge” for The Challenge USA Season 2 coming in August on CBS.

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