About Patrick's PALS
Patrick's PALS is about increasing awareness of Fragile X, and gaining your support of groundbreaking research being funded by FRAXA, all in the hopes of finding a cure! Patrick Nolan Vershbow (pictured, above) was born in February of 1993; he was diagnosed with Fragile X 10 months later.
Patrick's PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was established in 1997 by Patrick's Mom and Dad, along with three special friends (Billy, Jon & Steve) of Patrick's Dad. Since then, two more close family friends (Jim & Scott) and two next-generation family members (Andrew &Steven) have come aboard to create a formidable Patrick's PALS team!
Patrick is 24 years-old and attends Options Unlimited, which provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Patrick lives at home with his parents, Pamela & James, and his younger sister Abigail. Abigail currently is a Freshman at Hofstra University. Patrick loves music (from Elvis Presley & Elton John to Taylor Swift & Katie Perry to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson), books, watching TV, playing on the computer, and going to book stores and movies.