Patrick on E! Entertainmnet "Born Different 2: More Amazing Medical Stories" January 2011
(Patrick was flown to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and not Children's Hospital Los Angeles. E! Entertainment mistakenly mentioned the wrong hospital. We want to give credit to the amazing nurses at doctors at Radys. We love you!)
See what MSNBC has to say about Patrick's
August 2009 appearance on the Today Show,
name is Patrick Ivison, I’m sixteen years old and I am a junior in high school. Several years ago, I was hit by a car and suffered a C4
incomplete spinal cord injury. I use a manual wheelchair to get
around. Being in a wheelchair has taught me to focus on my abilities
rather than my disability."
Patrick was diagnosed as a quadriplegic due to an incomplete
C-4/C-5 spinal cord injury that he suffered when he was hit by
a car as a small child.
Patrick and his family want him to participate in Project Walk
in Carlsbad, California, an intensive physical therapy program
that has had amazing results with people from all over the
world. He has been evaluated by Project Walk and they
absolutely believe they can help Patrick.
problem is this program is expensive and so far NOT covered by
insurance. Each hour of treatment costs $100 and
Patrick trains 6 hours a week. Help Patrick Walk is focused on raising money to cover the cost of therapy and to modify a vehicle for Patrick to drive independently when he is old enough. Patrick's dream is also to go away to college, live indedependtly and to live in the dorm. Funds that are raised will also go towards caregivers if Patrick needs them in the future. All donations are tax-deductible.