Traveling the nation and the world - sharing a story of overcoming obstacles,
breaking barriers, seeing what's on the inside and doing and being more than
you think you can. Contact us about speaking at your event!
Not your usual talk/powerpoint presentation.
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 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.
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.
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 can be.
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 touches all people.