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Patrick Hughes Biography
A virtuoso pianist, vocalist and trumpet player, Patrick has been featured on ESPN, ABC-TV, OPRAH, CBS-TV, The Ellen Show, Extreme Home MakeOver, FOX-TV, CSTV, NBC-TV, The Today Show, Million Dollar Round Table, The Grand Ole Opry, People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Star Magazine, and many, many others.
Patrick is a remarkable young man who was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs, making him unable to walk. Additionally, two steel rods were surgically attached to Patrick`s spine to correct scoliosis.
Despite circumstances that may seem overwhelming, Patrick has overcome these physical issues to excel as a musician and student. Patrick started playing the piano at the age of only nine months, and also plays the trumpet and sings. He even participates in the University of Louisville Marching Band with help from his father, Patrick John Hughes, who tirelessly maneuvers his wheel chair through the formations with the other 220+ members of the Cardinal Marching Band. Patrick is usually a straight `A` student, having received only 3 `B`s` during his entire primary/secondary educational experience and graduated from U of L magna cum laude. Patrick is a Spanish language major and speaks Spanish fluently.
Patrick has made appearances from California to New York and Chicago to Texas and Miami and countless points in between, even performing in Asia, Canada, South America and Europe. His first book, I AM POTENTIAL, is published and available around the country and world in different languages. He has recorded 2 CD`s.
I Am Potential
Are your obstacles real or imagined? See and hear how Patrick`s parents focused on their son`s abilities. Learn how to accentuate the positives in your own life.
Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone? See and hear how Patrick Henry Hughes (blind and a wheelchair user) became a full participating member of a 220-person college marching band. Learn how he takes everyday challenges in stride and seeks opportunities to excel and break through preconceived notions of what is possible.
Witness Patrick`s extraordinary talent as a pianist and vocalist through his motivational musical portion of the presentation.
Enjoy seeing first hand how Patrick Henry Hughes came to be featured on ESPN, OPRAH, ELLEN, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and many others.
Hear what motivates Patrick Henry Hughes – how he graduated from the University of Louisville magna cum laude with a BA in Spanish and his personal mantra (P.A.T.) which carries him way past everyone`s expectations of what he can do!
Witness first hand how Patrick Henry Hughes has motivated millions of people around the world to reach their full potential and know why those who attend his presentation never forget his message of overcoming obstacles and carry that message with them in their daily lives. This presentation changes people of all ages.