The foundation is the
legacy of the inspirational effort of a healing community of friends
who supported me and my family following my paralyzing injury in 2005. That I am alive today, I am convinced, is directly related
to their commitment to support us as we dealt with the severe emotional and financial realities of suffering a spinal cord injury.
I was graced to have a supportive community embrace me when this tragedy occurred, but there are many others who do not; The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation was created for them, and it's our mission to improve the quality of life for children and adults who become suddenly disabled.”