Name: Richard FitzPatrick
Occupation: Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degrees; though he started out his career primary as a physician, recent complications have also forced him to take on the secondary position as a full-time Surgeon.
Family life: Unmarried, though was once engaged after a two year relationship which begun at Cambridge University. Has no contact with family due to ‘differences of belief’ – Despite the tragic turn of events, he has shown no emotion towards the wellbeing of his immediate family or desire to discover their situation.
Weight: 200 lbs
Blood Type: AB
Picture: A portrait
Bio: Richard was born in Idaho, Boise, third child to a family of strict Jehovah’s Witnesses. His father controlled his house under the faith; His early life was dominated by totalitarianism under the rule of an authoritarian father.
This however never stopped Richard from developing as a bright and insightful child, nor stopping these traits from erring on his conservative father. As a teenager, he felt his life was greatly oppressed. He lacked the faith of his parents and grew to resent his father. On several occasions, the thought of running away was never too far away on his mind, though stopped himself through the process of elimination with how his life would pave out as a run-away with no qualifications.
Great stress and patience made him wait until the right moment, however, the situation presented itself before he was ready. Richard’s youngest brother become seriously ill with what Richard now identifies as Acute Leukaemia. Richard couldn’t stand with the inaction to seek healing and that modern medicine was a result of Satan.
His brother’s death was the straw that broke the camel’s back. He carefully prepared his course rather than hastily leave on a rage. Then, two months later on a Monday morning, with a duffle bag and around $1,000 dollars of earned cash, he went downstairs, informed his parents of his intention to leave, then of his intention to become a doctor to spite them, and their beliefs. Then, he left. Richard did not live in poverty for too long; he was living off the YMCA in Boston for merely just under a month before he managed to obtain a scholarship at Cambridge University, England. He wanted to leave his life behind, he wanted to forget his family and escape America.
Thus England was the most logical choice.
He spent the next six years in England, obtaining his MD and MChir and becoming engaged to a fellow budding Doctor in the process. However, things started to unravel and due to unspoken circumstances which Richard never likes to dwell upon, the pair separated. Remarkably, despite past promises and intentions, this prompted Richard to make a return for America. He took up office at the University of Michigan Health System and remained there, content but his personal life had suffered from, self-induced isolation from the rest of the world. By bad luck, he was slowly returning to his usual state before ‘it
’ happened, once again, losing a large cast of people close to him. Now, he’s constantly moving, whenever someone needs a doctor, he'll be there.