As a cheerleader, she reached the top of the heap, though she’d not tell you that herself.  Still, accolades, including being named an All-American and winning a state championship her senior year as well as three league titles during her high school years, reveal the truth of just how driven, competitive and talented this smiling, considerate 21-year-old truly is.

A 2015 graduate of Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, CT, she went on to study business administration until January of this year when her life twisted in a direction no one saw coming. Now she’s channeling all that fierce, upbeat determination in a new direction, with the Adventure Project cheering her on.

“I was diagnosed in January (2017) with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” said Patrice.  “I was heartbroken when I found out but having my friends and family around to support me means the world to me.

“Going to Mission Training Center has not only helped me physically gain strength but mentally. Suzy (Patrice’s Adventure Project coach) has helped me push myself to work harder and persevere through the pain. It’s been an honor to work with her and (be part of) such an exciting experience.”

To read more about Patrice, click here.