“Back on My Feet helped me walk it out, talk it out, and figure it out,” Pat says. The community was consistent with their welcomes, hugs, and support.
“If I took off running, they would let me be, but if I fell back because I was hurting, someone would always walk with me. It’s amazing how symbiotic the Back on My Feet member/volunteer relationship is. I know because I’ve experienced it from both sides.”
Since graduating the Back on My Feet program, Pat has maintained work as a personal trainer, become a business owner and founded a nonprofit, and most recently adopted an adorable husky puppy. Pat also continues to break the mold by promoting self-love on social media, completing huge physical changes like a 545-mile bike ride to benefit AIDS, and volunteers with Back on My Feet to help others overcome their own challenges.
Pat’s badassery continues to astonish us as they surmount every barrier and obstacle, both past and present.