When I was born, I suffered a stroke which resulted in left hemiplegia. In this video, I share my story about stroke at birth and living with and adapting to all aspects of life with hemiplegia. I hope this story inspires people to overcome the odds in their own lives, follow your dreams, and also give hope and support to people who themselves or a loved one has hemiplegia or has had a stroke in general. Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed as this video was a long time coming but I felt was very important to share at this time of my life. Below, I’ve attached a business email and my Instagram profile if you’d like to keep up with my journey. I’ve also attached links of Adaptive Sports Foundation and Team Utah, two organizations that have been helping me on my journey to the Paralympic Games for Paralympic snowboarding.

Adaptive Sports Foundation link: https://www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org/

My current team, Team Utah, link: https://teamutah.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patdec27/?hl=en

Outro instrumental: Kevin Valentino – Ultra (unreleased)

contact me: patdecbusiness@gmail.com



  1. Jessica DeCicco on January 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I am crying that was Amazing .
    My son had a stroke at birth , listening to you just took a weight off my shoulders for his future thank you for this. Cannot wait to see more videos ! I will be following you on IG 💜

  2. Antonio Lombardo on January 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Nice Video Patrick 😀

  3. Itz_just_akira on January 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    new subscriber💜

    I had the same thing happened to me. When I was 6 years old in 2010. I was running in gym class and I fell and had a stroke, which resulted in hemiplegia on the right side of my body. I was like you, I had a hard time fitting in and finding my purpose in life. But after a while. Stuff got better. I found my own passion, music. it will get better. You came this far lil bro. Don’t stop. I’m here rooting for you.💯💯

  4. Elvyan Maxwell on January 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I will not wish you good luck i want to wish you to stay strong when the dark times come
    Support from Italy

  5. Beautifully Imperfect on January 3, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    We all compare ourselves to our able bodied peers. It’s definitely a hard pill to swallow, once we figure out we’re different. I remember feeling bad at the Empire State games/Special Olympics in NYC (don’t know why the adaptive gym teacher had us in that instead of the para olympics) in like 3rd gr, because they’d put me up against kids that were more disabled and I’d win Track by Default. Then in NJ in 7th gr, in gym with the regular kids, I was the slowest one when we’d run.

  6. chris bohemier on January 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Patrick – my son is 7 and has hemiplegia due to a stroke at birth (right side affected). Thanks for sharing your story. As a dad, it’s great to see the art of the possible. I will show this to my son and look for a few videos of you on the slopes to show him. I snowboard as well and think that it could be a great option for my son. Again, thanks for putting yourself out there. I will be sure to check out ASF as well. All the best with your goal of 2022.

  7. Amy Schemmel on January 3, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you so much for your story! I’m sharing this with my 10 year old, who is left side hemi CP, from brain bleed at birth due to prematurity. He does soccer, baseball, swimming lessons, just started fencing. He rarely talks with his peers about his CP, however, and why he wears a leg brace. I’m hoping your story will help him become more accepting and continue to persevere.

  8. Anthony Lombardo on January 3, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Patrick all the best to you. I loved this video and I will show this to my kids. You’re an inspiration to not only to those who have some form of disability but also to those who don’t. You have a ton of support from your family and friends. I look forward to rooting for you when you are competing in the 2020 Paralympics.

  9. Amanda Stirner on January 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you for the video. There are very few adult voices talking about living with Hemiplegia. My son (right side hemi) is only 4.5 years old.

  10. Ron's Fast Ball 282828 on January 3, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Patrick! I also have hemiplegaa on the right side. I’m 40 years old and know exactly what you are going through. Things are not very easy for us but it makes us want it evan more. Keep your head up and keep fighting.

  11. Anthony Whelan on January 3, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    This kid took a beating from life from day 1 now he’s kicking it in the teeth. I identify because my daughter suffered a life threatening illness that she will feel the after effects for years from now, Pat is an example of how that can be overcome in a spectacular way.

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