Traveling the nation and the world sharing a story of overcoming obstacles and
doing/being more than you think you can. Extremely motivational/inspirational!
Patrick's musical performances are magnificent!
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What's holding you back?
What's keeping you from reaching your full potential?
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, student,
performer and public speaker. Patrick started playing the piano at
the age of only nine months and also plays the trumpet and sings. He
even participated in the University of Louisville Marching Band
for five seasons with help from his father, Patrick John Hughes, who
tirelessly maneuvered his wheel chair through the formations with
the other 220+ members of the Cardinal Marching Band. Patrick was
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.
A virtuoso pianist, vocalist and trumpet player, Patrick has won or
finished very high in numerous competitions, as well as winning
awards acknowledging the circumstances he has overcome to
achieve these heights. He has been featured on ESPN, ABC-TV,
Oprah, CBS-TV, The Ellen Show, Extreme Make Over Home Edition,
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 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.
magna cum laude
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.
Witness Patrick`s extraordinary talent as a pianist and vocalist through his motivational musical portion of
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 through life's challenges.
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.
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