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Twenty four year old Patrick Ivison was hit by a car as a small child when a distracted driver backed up suddenly and ran him over. He suffered a C4-C5 incomplete spinal cord injury.

Patrick has been an advocate for the laws requiring back up cameras in all cars and testified in Washington DC . Patrick recently graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Patrick received a lifechanging scholarship from Swim With Mike to attend his dream school. Since graduation Patrick has been living in Los Angeles,CA and working on numerous film projects, doing sound design, and is currently working in post production. In his free time Patrick surfs using an adaptive surfboard and plays wheelchair rugby.

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March 13, 2019

Patrick is living in North Hollywood and working long hours in Los Angeles in post production. He has a wonderful girlfriend named Kimberlee. He’s been working out in his gym at his apartment complex, playing rugby and occasionally surfing. He continues to be active in the movie making business. He recently shared his story in a movie called Take a Look At This Heart.
He helped pass the laws that require all new vehicles to have back up cameras.
He recently participated in a film challenge contest and his movie was nominated for best writer.

August 24, 2017

Patrick is doing great! He graduated from USC school of Cinematic Arts last year and he is living in North Hollywood working at a company called Audio Eyes. He does sound design and mixing for them.

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Guestbook

January 21, 2017

Patrick, you are an amazing man with a great future ahead of you- you have inspired me throughout the yrs as i met you when you were five. I love your whole family (even Derek!) and i too cant wait to see your name on the big screen! Never never never give up! You are awesome!!!

Sandee Lobred

December 9, 2015

Patrick, You continue to inspire us in so many ways. You are truly amazing and we can't wait to see your name on the big screen. I'll even stick around for the credits for once. ;) Love you so much, dude!!!

The Emmert fam

December 10, 2013

Patrick, I am a friend of your mom's from high school. I have been following your story on her FB posts. You are an incredible young man and have an amazing life ahead of you!! All the best to you and your family!

Susie Turner Sabatano

October 8, 2013

Patrick, I found your story through utube video of you and Ricochete and then searched on and read your amazing story. I truely believe you shall walk again. Keep up the good work.

Karen Lee/ Hilliard, Florida