Goodbye, Patrick

Sheryl Burgstahler
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2003 DO-IT Scholar, Patrick Baldwin

I am sad to report that Patrick Baldwin, '03 DO-IT Scholar, passed away this spring. We will always remember how Patrick refused to let Duchenne muscular dystrophy interfere with living a full and productive life. When we first met Patrick, he was attending Eisenhower Senior High School where he received several academic awards and was a member of the National Honor Society. Patrick graduated magna cum laude in spring 2009 from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology (IT) and administrative management. After finishing an IT internship last summer, he had begun working independently as a web designer. He developed the website, From Where I'm Seated: A Lame Blog from a Christian Perspective, through which he shared his personal spiritual journey with others.