Episode 166/167. Patrick Henry Hughes and Patrick John Hughes – Inspirational Father and Son Leadership Story
Love for family drives both Patrick John Hughes and his son, Patrick Henry Hughes, to expand possibilities.
Patrick Henry was born without eyes and without fully straightening his arms and legs, making him unable to walk. However, he has overcome these physical issues to excel as a musician and public speaker.
Musician Patrick Henry has flourished with the support of his family. His father, Patrick John, sees his blessings with family as his driving inspiration to serve them each day.
Patrick Henry played in the University of Louisville Marching Band for five seasons with help from his father. The latter tirelessly maneuvered Patrick Henry’s wheelchair through the formations during practices and games. In addition, his dad spent his days attending classes on campus, assisting his son, and working the overnight shift during this time. As a result, Patrick Henry speaks fluent Spanish, and in 2010 graduated from the University of Louisville Magna Cum Laude.
The pair made appearances across the USA and even shared their story internationally. They were featured on ESPN, “Oprah,” “The Ellen Show,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Today Show,” and many others. In addition, their book, “I Am Potential,” was turned into a feature-length film by the same name. Patrick Henry has also recorded two musical CDs.
Patrick Henry resides in Louisville with his father and mother (Patricia) and has Cameron and Jesse.