2018 Newsletters

Fall 2018

A night to remember!

Patrick Lives On 3rd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser on September 8th was a HUGE success. Family, friends, and celebrities united to honor the life of Patrick Boswell, who lost his life to senseless gun violence. Thanks to ALL OF YOU, more students will have access to after-school programs!   


A sincere thank you to all our donors and event sponsors whose generosity made for a very special evening.


In honor of her 21st Birthday, this inspirational young lady hosted a Fundraiser on Facebook and gathered her friends, family, and coworkers to raise $2,240.00 for Patrick Lives On. 

Thank you Mikayla!


Patrick had many passions and loved tinkering on anything mechanical. He was really excited to get involved in Automotives and even took on a part-time job at a local automotive shop.

In honor of Patrick, other kids have the opportunity to learn about and succeed in the auto industry too. 

Tim Heim, Maine West High School’s Automotive Teacher let us know that your generous donations funded the purchase of the first parts needed to build a high mileage vehicle for the Challenge USA Competition to be held April 28-29, 2019 at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet.  Way to go!


3rd Annual Film Showcase

February 2019 

Stay tuned for our 3rd Annual Short Film

Showcase. When not working, the crew and cast members continue to stay busy making their own short films including Patricia’s new film, “The Follower”.

Your contribution helps keep our kids safe, and engaged, offering them a pathway to success. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation in any amount.


YOUR DONATION helps level the playing field allowing our youth to be game changers.  Each student gets to participate in an activity of their choice to find their voice, discover their strength, and learn how to lead with confidence. 


YOUR DONATIONS supports organizations making a difference allowing us to reach even more kids.  Organizations who have benefitted include Englewood Cease Fire, Maine West Junior Warrior Football and Automotive, Youth Technology Corps, etc.

Summer 2018

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter.

We have had a name change!!  After two years, we have decided to drop the word “gun” from our name and logo. Our NFP began because of Patrick tragically losing his life to gun violence. But, since our inception, we have been assisting “at risk” students who have problems with many issues . . . not just gun violence. We want to help all children. We are simply called PATRICK LIVES ON……he lives on to assist people in all walks of life, striving for a better life.



by Patricia Frontain

Each week we receive applications for Organizational and Individual Scholarships. Last week I received an individual application that was different from the rest. It was written and mailed by a 13- year old applicant. Usually, they are filled out by a parent or coach or counselor.

This time, it was the child….he was seeing a possibility…seeing an opportunity….getting excited about it and going for it! I could tell by the handwriting that it was a young adult. Also, he did not complete the application thoroughly. He said he wanted to play soccer, but he did not state where or when or the cost.


Our short film, entitled THE FOLLOWER, is in post-production. The composer is currently creating stunning music and the film will premiere in February 2019 at our Third Annual Film Festival. Immediately after the film will be distributed free of charge to schools and counseling centers and domestic violence safe houses. A big shout out to KESLOW CAMERA for their generous donation of camera equipment!


Sep. 8, 2018.  Our 3rd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser!  A fabulous evening featuring cast members from CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE, and CHICAGO MED. Singing, Dancing, Stand-Up, Improv, Music, Food, Drinks, Raffle, and more! Mingle with the stars as you help raise funds to support Patrick Lives On’s mission.   Complimentary food and drinks from some of the best restaurants in Chicago shall compliment your evening as you enjoy LaRoyce Hawkins (Atwater from CHICAGO PD) lead the performers.


One girl received a scholarship for vollveyball!  YOUR DONATION helps level the playing field allowing our young girls to be game changers.  These girls get to play volleyball, and along the way find their voice, discover their strength, and learn how to lead with confidence.


We awarded 12 scholarships so far this year and the more kids we can help, the better! 

UBU Theatre Productions was one and they help save lives through the arts. Their personalized approach give’s meaning and hope to many in their Chicago Community.

This group bands together through active outreach to break through grief, trauma, and violence to find love, hope, joy, and new meaning and purpose in their lives.

Their community center is dedicated to keeping kids safe and off the streets.

Spring 2018

April 21st. 

Patrick Lives On sponsored the

Peace Fire at the Earth Day Celebration in Des Plaines, IL.

April 24th

Patricia was guest speaker at Park Ridge Chapter of Mom’s Demand Action.

April 28th

Patricia was guest speaker at the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) Peace Walk near Buckingham Fountain. 

MAY 1st – 5th

We produced our second short film entitled “THE FOLLOWER” starring Jon Seda (CHICAGO PD) and Kara  Kilmer (CHICAGO FIRE) and introducing Zoe Boswell, Patrick’s sister.  This educational and inspiring film, a proactive preventative approach to Domestic Violence will be distributed (free of charge) to schools, detention centers, and women’s clinics in hopes of teaching about the warning signs of domestic violence . . . helping people to read the warning signs and encourage them to leave a toxic relationship BEFORE it turns violent.  This film premieres at our 3rd Annual Film Showcase in February 2019.

Our first film entitled “LIGHT” starring Actresses Marina Squerciati and Amy Morton, CHICAGO PD,  is a touching story about one woman’s journey to find peace after the death of her son. It premiered at our 1st Annual Film Showcase in March 2017. It is available to view on our website under the “Resources Page”. This film is being distributed (free of charge) to grief counseling centers.


DOWNLOADABLE FROM OUR WEBSITE. We encourage all to share our messages!!!


June 24th

Brotherhood of Barbers Cease Fire in Englewood

Patrick Lives On is happy to co-sponsor this amazing event with Powell’s Barber Shop who organizes this enriching experience for the residents of Englewood.

The kids all get free hair cuts and mentoring to kick off their summer. They get to enjoy music, food and encouraging guest speakers.

Septemer 8th

Our 3rd Annual Variety Show and Fundraiser!!!  The actors from CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO FIRE, and CHICAGO MED, under the leadership of LaRoyce Hawkins, shall join forces once again to help us help others while we laugh the night away.