Compassion developed for Patrick at an early age. Growing up in Michigan, the son of immigrants, and working in the family business in the heart of Detroit exposed him to diverse cultures and personalities. This is where he gained much of his patience, strength and compassion. Today Patrick translates these qualities into his profession by helping others through speaking and coaching across the U.S. With a degree in communications and experience in all walks of life, Patrick can relate to the challenges today's children and adults face and is honored to represent Rachel's Challenge. He is dedicated to sharing her message of kindness and compassion with the world.