Patrick, a low-key 12-year-old, loves basketball, but the local basketball arena? Not so much.
“The three places I’d like to change how they look are the Suns’ arena, Chase Field and the tall Chase building in downtown Phoenix,” says Patrick, who hopes to be an architect if he doesn’t make it in the NBA.
His career ambitions match his passions – drawing and geometry.
“My favorite subject is math,” Patrick says. “What I like best about math is geometry.”
The relationship of lines and angles is key to architecture, as is drawing designs that inspire.
“I love to draw,” says Patrick. “I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid. I taught myself how to draw.”
Patrick is low-key and initially reserved when with new people, says Jen Workman, a youth advocate with Arizona’s Children Association. But beneath that reserve is a dry wit.
“Deep down inside, he is this huge comedian,” Workman says. As a 12-year-old, Workman says, Patrick “needs a good balance of nurturing and independence.”
And, as most 12-year-olds, Patrick likes video games.
“Most games have stories; that’s the fun part about it,” he says. “I like how the stories unfold.”
Patrick also has a need for speed and enjoys racing go-carts at tracks across the Valley.
Patrick is a bit of a homebody and hopes to find a forever family that shares his point of view.
“I’d like to have just a mom,” he says, “but any family would work.”
Having brothers would be great, he says.
“It would mean a lot to me to have a forever family.”
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