March 14, 2009 - December 20, 2017
Age: 8 years 9 months & 6 days
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ / Miami, FL / Woodhaven, MI
"Payton from birth was always a daddy’s girl. I was the center of her universe and her world revolved around me. She taught me so much. Like how to love selflessly, to always smile, and laugh often. Payton’s love and all dogs love I believe is a glimpse to how God intended humans to love one another. Her love was truly unconditional.
When I got divorced back in 2014 Payton and her older sister Jayda were the only things I fought for and won thank God. Her love and the happiness she brought to me made everything easier. She helped mend my heart and for that I will be eternally grateful. God knew I needed Payton more than she ever needed me. I am so blessed that He choose me to be her dad.
You are forever in what’s left of my heart. I miss you every second of every day, but I promise to be strong for Jayda. So until we all meet again in Heaven know that daddy loves you endlessly." -- Dad, Rob Patino
“For Every Joy That Passes, Something Beautiful Remains.”