Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Blind and Physically Disabled Louisville Student is the Hero of the Band

Did you watch the Orange Bowl last night between Louisville and Wake Forest? It was a good game. However, there was another better and more inspirational team on the field last night than the two teams. It was the father/son team of Patrick John Hughes and Patrick Henry Hughes. You see, Patrick Henry is both blind and in a wheelchair. However, he is a member of the Louisville Cardinals' marching band. How you might ask? Because of his father and a lot of willpower from Patrick Henry.

His father, Patrick John, pushes him around in the wheelchair in perfect formation with the rest of the band. Patrick Henry plays the trumpet and is very good at it. While this in itself is remarkable, the remarkable part of this story is what his father does in order for his son to "march" in the band. His father works the graveyard shift for UPS so that he can attend classes with his son and so he can attend band practices with him.

Their story is incredibly inspiring. His father calls Patrick Henry a hero. I say they both are. Both of them show that absolutely anything in this world is possible with a lot of dedication, preparation and passion. If they can do this, then those of us whom God has blessed with perfect health, have no excuse whatsoever to accomplish anything we set our minds to.

I challenge you today to stop thinking negatively and start living a positive life. Do what you want to do, and do it with passion. And, don't let small set-backs de-rail your dreams.

Good luck today and make it a great day!


1 Response to "Blind and Physically Disabled Louisville Student is the Hero of the Band"
  1. Anonymous said...
    Wednesday, 03 January, 2007

    Good show Pell! Let's stay connected.

    I like your funny videos also.


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