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Twenty six 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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July 29, 2021


Hi! It’s been a long time since I posted an update. We all survived the pandemic. Patrick is living and working in North Hollywood and he’s engaged to a beautiful woman named Kimberlee. She is a wonderful support system to Patrick especially during the pandemic. She took on the roll of caregiver since Patrick’s was unable

to come. They make a fantastic team!!

Patrick’s sister Sam recently got married and I have my new favorite photos of my kids!!! I’ll add it! Love to all of you

Patrick has a job working in unscripted TV and loves his job….maybe not the hours!

January 20, 2020

Patrick is still living and working in Los Angeles. He is employed as a Post Production Coordinator, currently working on: Bar Rescue on Paramount Network, Guardians of the Glades on the Discovery Channel Tuesday nights, and on the Kitten Bowl that will air on the Hallmark Channel during SuperBowl LIV. He works long hours but loves the challenge and the fast pace of television production.

Patrick was filmed for two documentaries, one titled Any One of Us on HBO and another that is on Amazon Prime titled Take a Look at this Heart.

We have continued to fundraise via social media for medical expenses that are not covered by insurance. A big financial need has come up. Patrick's wheelchair van has broken and is beyond economical repair. He located a low-mileage 2017 Chrysler van that has most of the modifications he needs already completed; however, the cost is still very high. We are fundraising seeking help towards the van so that Patrick's auto loan payments aren't too high.

Thank you again to all of you who have shared his story and supported us over the years!!! We truly love and appreciate you all!

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November 30, 2021

Love you Patrick❤️

Lenora Thompson

August 3, 2021

So very proud of all you have accomplished and to be a part of this campaign to help you!

Christine Osbahr Halloran

July 31, 2021

Patrick thank you for being a great person and a model for Spencer. Rock On!

Vincent Fox