Twenty three year old Patrick Ivison was hit by a car as a small child and suffered a C4-C5 incomplete spinal cord injury. Patrick recently graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Patrick received a life changing 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 and doing sound design for Audio Eyes. In his free time Patrick surfs using an adaptive surfboard and plays wheelchair rugby.
Patrick and his family are raising money to cover the costs of a caregiver so that he can live independently while working in Los Angeles. They are also raising money so that he can continue to achieve independence through rehabilitation and exercise based recovery. His recovery so far has been amazing.
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.
December 10, 2013
Patrick’s TEDx speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF09ti6y84g
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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!!!
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