Michael-Ryan Pattison, “M.R.” as we call him grew up in Woodinville, WA, where he was very active in sports and other extracurricular activities. After graduating high school MR chose to attend Washington State University; communications and business were his focal points.

On May 28th of 2005 Michael-Ryan Pattison broke his neck diving into Lake Chelan. Despite multiple surgeries, rehabilitation at the world’s best SCI facilities, and the highest level of care, MR was left a quadriplegic, unable to move below his collarbone.

With drive and determination The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation was established in 2006 to help others struggling with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. Michael-Ryan serves as President of the Foundation.  The Foundation has organized several fundraising events including auctions and golf tournaments organized with the help of his family and caring friends including the Seattle Seahawks.

In the last year, Foundation funds have been used to purchase specialized equipment as well as fund specialized exercise therapy here in the Seattle area for others in need. In his own words, “I’m so very thankful for the opportunities that have been placed in front of me to help others that are less fortunate yet are in the same boat as myself. This community of people will continue to get better and we will do so by reaching my ultimate goal of building a rehabilitation facility here in the Seattle area.”
Michael-Ryan’s own recovery efforts continue along with ever increasing time and energy to building his Foundation.




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