Patrick leaves behind a loving family including children Liam, Maggie, and Aidan and family and extended family in Buffalo, New York. If you were able to experience Patrick either directly or through contact with his family, you know how large his presence and heart could be. As mother of his children, fellow LT 2 graduate Tracey Higgins has shared that Patrick "was a devoted son and brother, a much loved uncle, cousin, son-in-law and brother-in-law, and friend to many."
While his family begins the difficult grieving process, there are ways in which we as a community can come together to support Tracey, Liam, Maggie and Aidan.
Patrick's memorial will be taking place in Buffalo NY, and a fund has been created to support the family in being able to travel from Washington state, to where the services will be held. While dealing with an overwhelming loss, let's support them in being able to grieve without concern of figuring out details and financial considerations. Our goal of $5,500 would go towards handling additional expenses and travel for his immediate family.
If you are reading this and you or someone you know is considering suicide or harming yourself here are recommended resources for support. Please reach out:
American foundation for suicide prevention:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-[phone redacted] (Available 24 hours everyday)
The Momentum community has a history of coming together to stand for and with each other at our most difficult moments. I am so grateful to be a member of this community, and I am thankful that the Higgins family will experience an outpouring of love and support.
We share with you a song that was dedicated to Patrick during his Momentum journey. "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen (one of his favorite artists) and a song that has brought comfort to many while being originally inspired by great loss.
- Patricia Dolan
- Erica Lasan
- Terri Townsend
- Cary Gammon
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