Match: Little Brother Brandon and Big Brother Patrick Barron
Match Date: January 29, 2015
High School: North Central High School
Little Brother Brandon and Big Brother Patrick Barron have been matched together for 5 years. Brandon is excited to be graduating high school and is planning to attend college in the fall. Brandon’s first choice is to attend Ball State, but he is still undecided where he wants to go.
When asked about their experience in our program, Little Brother Brandon shared that he didn’t really talk much for the first few years of his relationship with Big Brother Patrick (Pat), but that he’s a lot more open with him now. Brandon has enjoyed going to Pacers games with Pat and shared, “Pat is very important to me. He helped me focus on my future.” Brandon’s message to Pat is a simple yet powerful, “Thank you.” Big Brother Pat reiterated that their trust level has increased dramatically over the years and that their friendship now is very natural and they feel comfortable just hanging out. In addition to Pacers games, you can usually find them at the YMCA playing basketball or ping-pong, going to the movies and just hanging out. Pat shares, “Brandon has given me a different perspective on life and its challenges than what I’ve experienced with myself and my own children. I want to say thank you to Brandon for sticking with me and sharing part of your life with me. Brandon, I have really our time together and our growing friendship.” Good luck, Brandon!