Walk With Sally is proud to present the 5th Annual Lifetime Friendship Award to mentor Chris Martinez and his mentee Patrick who have been matched for 5 years.
Chris lost his father to pancreatic cancer at the age of 27, and felt like he was going through grief alone, with no support system. After hearing about Walk With Sally through a networking group, he immediately signed up to be a mentor. Chris felt like it would be a great opportunity to help alleviate sadness and pain for a child going through something to which he could so closely relate. Chris and Patrick were matched in the summer of 2012, when 13-year old Patrick and his sister were in the midst of their mother’s 4-year battle with cancer, a battle she unfortunately lost.
Patrick, now 17, thinks of Chris as an older brother and his role model. “He’s my best friend. I can rely on him…he’s always there for me when I need him. Growing up I never really looked up to someone as much as I look up to Chris.”
Congratulations to Chris and Patrick on your Lifetime Friendship Award, Walk With Sally loves having you as part of our community!
Join us at White Light White Night on July 22nd as we formally acknowledge and award Chris and Patrick’s 5 year Friendship!
To learn more about Chris and Patrick’s Friendship, click here!