On June 12, 2012 Project Walk client Patrick Ivison fulfilled his goal of walking to receive his high school diploma! Patrick suffered a C4 spinal cord injury when he was 14 months old and has been training at Project Walk since 2005 with his Lead Specialist, Jason Smith.
John, the father of Project Walk client Ashley S., recounts the graduation ceremony, “I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it. It was amazing to see. Everyone in the audience were on their feet and cheering in full celebration and support!”
There are no words to fully describe how proud we are of Patrick. He has accomplished and overcome more in his life at age 17 than most people do in a lifetime. He has the heart and perseverance like none other!
Best of luck at USC. FIGHT ON!! - Love, The Project Walk Family
ABC 10 News has the full story and video on this emotional and memorable day!