Cory Monteith and Lea Michele worked together on the TV sensation "Glee" for four years, one month and 24 days. They were together for nearly all of it.
During the part of the show his step father in the show hired him to work in his car repair shop after school. One day he was working on a car being suspended for the ceiling by chains two of the chains broke the end the car fell on his arm.
Cory was in the hospital for eight weeks to recover from the accident and Lea refused to leave the hospital until he was cleared to go home.
Cory decide to make the best of his situation and asked the people that were going to give him a prosthetic arm if instead they could make a prosthetic microphone "arm". To his surprise they were able to make this idea reality.
He toured sing to deployed and active military. He also sang to groups of veterans. He performed shows on the military bases for the deployed and active. For the veterans the were concerts held in parks. Their were multiple concerts on the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Lea toured with Cory and performed with him.
They also toured to orphanages, foster homes, group homes, adoption events and hosted charity event to help children in need. Most of the time the children sang with them and the children always got to choreograph at least on song for these events. They also would take their children around on the tours.