Surfing… and more surfing. That’s what Patick Ivison does in his free time. And if he had more time, guess what he would do? Surf.
Patrick is 17 years old, in high school and getting ready for college! At 14 months old Patrick and his mother were walking behind a car whose driver backed up without looking and hit him. Patrick has a C4/5 incomplete injury and has always pushed himself to the limit. When not in school this strapping young man is working hard at Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in California or making some on-screen appearances…
(cough, cough) Yes, Patrick was in Costa Rica filming a documentary on surfing and then made it to itty-bitty-shows-nobody-knows-about called the Today Show and E! Entertainment…!!!
Check out his website: www.patrickivison.com and read some Fun Facts about Patrick!
Siblings: A little sister, Sam.
Accomplishment you’re proud of? I’ve been working out at Project Walk since 2005 and the amount of strength and independence I’ve gained is incredible.
Do you have a mentor? Who? Why? My trainer, Jason, at Project Walk is my biggest mentor. He pushes me to my physical limit every day.
Favorite band/kind of music/musician: I like all kinds of music, Christian rock to hardcore metal to Classical…it just depends on my mood.
Favorite films? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Step Into Liquid
Favorite books; favorite authors? Cormac McCarthy
Favorite magazines? Transworld Surf
Favorite restaurant/food? I love Greek and Italian food.
Favorite beverage? Diet Coke
Favorite websites? Facebook!!
Who do you live with? I live with my mom, sister and grandparents
Do you own a car? What make? I share a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country with my mom
Do you have a pet? What? I have 2 dogs and a cat
Do you go out much? Where? How often? With whom? I hang out with my friend Zac and quite a bit. We usually make it up as we go.
What’s your dream job? One that doesn’t involve a desk!
Hobbies? Surfing and video editing
Hidden talents? Beatboxing
What irritates you? Going up ramps
What do you consider awesome? God… and going down ramps
Where would you love to live? Hawaii
What takes up the majority of your time? School and physical therapy
During your child hood what was your favorite cartoon? Tom and Jerry
Describe your sixth grade school picture. Squishy [interesting description Patrick!]
Favorite original Nintendo game? SONIC!!!
Your default karaoke song? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
A short term goal Make it through college applications!!
A Long term goal Walk across the stage at my high school graduation
Let us know if you’d like to contact Patrick…we’ll hook it up!