My friend Patrick, is a 23 year old learning the lessons life throws at us. I just wanted everyone to know a little more about him and possibly be moved by his story.
Patrick was born in Bremerhaven, Germany on December 13th 1985. His mother was born and raised in Germany and his father was in the military and had been stationed there. After Patrick was born, his parents decided to get married. His dad, was then stationed in Oklahoma. The family moved and lived there for about 6 years. Patrick's dad was born in Fort Lewis, Washington. He requested to be stationed there so the family moved to Tacoma.
The family decided to buy a house in Spanaway in 1998.
Patrick graduated high school, and moved to puyallup with his girlfriend. A few years went by, and that relationship didn't work out. Patrick has moved a total of 9 times in the last few years.
He moved to Bellingham a few months ago with his fiance, and also that didn't work him. He is now staying in his parents home in Spanaway. His parents divorced early this year. His mother moved back to Germany, and his father moved in with his girlfriend. Patrick can stay in his parents house until it sells.
So, with the recent economic decrease, and all of the struggles he is having, times are tough. Finding a job for him is proving difficult, even with the management and customer service experience that he has. I really don't want him to live on the streets. He is a talented young man. He is an artist, musician, and an extremely good friend. He has volunteered a lot of his time to help his community. Volunteering for organizations such as Paint Tacoma Beautiful, Comcast Cares, The Phoenix Housing Network, and also the Army Reserves Family Support.
I'm not asking for any handouts for him, all I ask is that we remember the amazing people in our lives and support them as much as we can. If you could just pray for Patrick, and hope that he can get back on his feet that would be much appreciated. I will leave his email address so that you can contact him, and let him know how much people really do care. Thank you so much!