After moving around for the early part of his life, Patrick finally settled in Denver when he was 10 years old. He was a sophomore in high school when the tragedy occurred and visited the memorial at Columbine High School in honor of the victims, an experience that moved him deeply. Patrick has years of experience working with youth from many different cultures and backgrounds. When he first heard Rachel's story he couldn't believe how similar he and Rachel are, especially in their shared passion to reach out and show kindness and compassion to those who most need it. He knew he had to continue Rachel's chain reaction and is excited to share Rachel's message of hope to people in all walks of life.