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Helping to cover Patrick’s extremely expensive but critical ongoing physical and occupational therapy which is not covered by insurance. This therapy is the only way Patrick will continue to maintain his current physical abilities as well as his only chance to continue to improve on some level. His single mom works tirelessly to raise the funds to keep him in this program. Passion 4 K.I.D.S.’ help would be a Godsend to this wonderful family.

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Meet Patrick

" Patrick Ivison is one of the most amazing young men you will ever meet. At age 1 he was walking with his mom when a car backed up and ran over him as the driver was having a fight with his girlfriend. Patrick has been confined to a wheelchair ever since but that has not stopped him from doing more than most able-bodied people will ever do in their lifetime. With the support of an incredible single mom, sister and grandparents, Patrick brings joy to everyone he meets and never feels sorry for himself.

Passion 4 K.I.D.S. has been donating Passion 4 Life liquid vitamins and minerals to Patrick for many years.  He remarked that when he takes the vitamins, it is “like fire running through my veins” and that it helps him increase his workouts from 5 minutes to 15 minutes with a much quicker recovery. He loves to say, “This stuff is amazing!”

He recently learned to drive and his goal became to go to college on his own. In June 2012, he graduated from high school bringing everyone to tears as he “walked” across the stage to accept his diploma. Even the Today Show and Good Morning America were present to document this unbelievable achievement. Patrick has been accepted into the USC Film School and will realize his dream of going to college on his own.

His spirit is truly inspirational. We are so proud of how far he has come with hard work and determination. Funds raised can help Patrick with his extremely expensive therapy that is not covered by any insurance. His mom tirelessly arranges fundraisers to make sure Patrick can get the chance in life that he deserves. We would love to be able to help them in a greater way.

Ways Passion 4 K.I.D.S. Has Made A Difference for Patrick

Donates Passion 4 Life liquid vitamins to help Patrick increase his stamina during his grueling therapy sessions
Serves as a support system for the family personally and at their fundraisers
Creates awareness of Patrick’s story and needs

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Media

ABC's Good Morning America Report - Paralyzed Teen Fulfills Vow to Walk at High School Graduation

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Patrick achieved his lifelong dream of "walking" across the stage for his high school graduation with both the Today Show and Good Morning America present to document it! He is headed to USC Film School in the fall. We are so proud of him!

Patrick’s family faces another serious health challenge as his mom battles cancer, and we ask for your prayers.