We did not ask to be born. We did not pick our parents. The hand we were given can be harsh or some surprisingly bright, whatever the odds. Meet a young man who is making “lemonade” of the life that was to be his. Perhaps most of all, meet his father who gave this son everything that was possible to show him he had potential. This definitely could be a FATHER’S DAY story, but it is also a young man’s story. Patrick could have been aborted before his birth had his parents chosen to go that route. We thank God that he wasn’t. Otherwise, the world would have missed a talented, intelligent human being.
This is his story: “Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and physically disabled. But he was also blessed with exceptional musical talent—able to play the piano as a toddler and now, at age 19, a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center. Currently he’s a member of his college marching band, playing while his devoted father pushes him in his wheelchair. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made “I am potential” his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn.Now, for the first time, Hughes and his father share the full account of his extraordinary journey. In I Am Potential, Hughes recounts the eight critical lessons he has learned that are at the heart of his success, including “When Life Gives You Lemons, Accept Them and Be Grateful” and “Do All You Can to Change What You Can.” Uplifting and revealing, I Am Potential is remarkably inspirational for anyone facing challenges in their own life.”
Well, you really have to see it to understand. I introduce you to Patrick Henry Hughs. Look at each video below in order and you will see what Patrick has truly given to the world….not only his talent, but his sense of humor.
Patrick and a special relationship with his father.
Patrick gives to others by performing for a benefit for children with disabilities:
Patirck at home, just doing his thing.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillipines 4:13