Patrick Hughes was born crippled and without eyes. But he was also born with a talent for music, a positive outlook on life, and one of the most incredible dads you will ever encounter.
Often, children like this are “discarded.” But not children with a father like Patrick’s. At an early age, his father saw Patrick’s musical ability, and nurtured it. His dedication of time — working graveyard shifts so he can go to school with Patrick — led them both to be members of the University of Louisville’s Marching Band. Patrick plays trumpet and dad pushes the wheelchair.
Watch this short video that shows the heart of a handicapped young man and the love and strength of a devoted father. And when you’re done, reconsider your own complaints about your life.
This was a piece done during ESPN College Gameday on 12/2/2006.
For more information, and to support Patrick by buying his music CD’s and his book, “I Am Potential,” go to his website.