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Patrick Henry Hughes American Instrumental Musician | Hughes Quotes
Patrick Henry Hughes was the most inspiring person all over world. Patrick Henry Hughes is an American instrumental musician. Henry was born on 10th March, 1988 in Louisville Kentucky to Patrick John and Patricia Hughes. He was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs, thus making him unable to walk. Additionally, two steel rods were surgically attached to his spine to correct scoliosis. He has two younger brothers, Jesse and Cameron. When he was nine years old his father Patrick John, introduced him to the piano, later he also began the study of trumpet.
Patrick Henry Hughes:
Hughes graduated from Atherton High School, where he participated in the International Baccalaureate program and was a member of National Honor Society. He has graduated from the University of Louisville.
Patrick HenryHughes National Fame Begins on 2006:
Hughes National fame began on 2006, while he was a student at the University of Louisville. He joined the Louisville Marching Band after been suggested by its director, Dr. Greg Byrne. He played trumpet while his father pushed him in his wheelchair through the marching routines. This commitment started attracting the crowd and media attention and they featured in a variety of television and newspaper coverage.
Because of fame, Patrick Henry was invited to play piano and sing in musical performances throughout the country. Hughes has appeared on many TV shows including 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 Henry Hughes Awards:
He is a recipient of many awards as listed below:
2001: Olympic torchbearer, December 17, 2001
2001-2005: VSA arts of Kentucky Young Soloist Award
2003, 2006: Breaking Barriers Spotlight Award
2005: VSA arts Panasonic Young Soloist International winner
Patrick Henry Hughes, Also Famous Author:
He is not only pianist, vocalist and trumpet player, he also wrote a book. “I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams.” This book was published and is available around the country and in different languages. His story is about to be released in 2015 and a movie called I Am Potential based on the true story of Patrick Henry Hughes was written and directed by Zach Meiners.
Top Quotes Of Patrick Henry Hughes:
“At the end of the day, can you look back and say to yourself, "Today, my mother would be proud of me because I gave it all I had"? If you can, you will have had a very good day. And if you can do this every day, you will have a very good life.”
“God made me blind and unable to walk. Big deal!”
“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
“You shouldn't say I can’t until you’ve tried.”
“We're going to face problems on a day to day basis and there's probably going to be that one obstacle that you think oh I'm not going to be able to get through it but just remember if you set your mind to achieve a goal, then you can do it.”
“There are days where maybe the obstacle is too great, maybe I don't want to get up and go to classes or attend that marching band practice, but whenever I have those days, I just realize that I have to get it done and everything will turn out great in the end.”
“I see blindness more as an ability and sight more as a disability because there are some people with sight who tend to judge others by what they see on the outside but I don't see that. I don't see the skin color, the hair style or the clothing people wear; I only see that which is within a person.”
“Give me liberty or give me death.”
“When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.