Patrick John Hughes introduced his boy to the piano at the age of nine months. His son, Patrick Henry Hughes, was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and unable to fully straighten his arms and legs, preventing the ability to walk. But he was blessed with exceptional musical talent.
Now, at age 24, he is a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter and subject of I Am Potential. He served as a member of his college marching band, playing the trumpet while his devoted father pushed him around in his wheelchair. The Hughes family was even featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition back in 2008. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made the phrase “I am potential” his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn.