Baby Born Without Eyes Sits Down At Piano As Dad Captures Remarkable Next Move On Camera
Kristin Danley 4/23/2018
Patrick Hughes' parents were elated to welcome a baby boy into their family. Dad dreamed of playing catch in the yard with his son, going fishing and embarking upon many father-son adventures.
But those plans were quickly dashed. Patrick was born without eyes, and the ligaments supporting his limbs could not stretch to allow his arms and legs to straighten. Eventually he was outfitted with artificial eyes and used a wheelchair, but it was when he was first propped up at the family's piano that he stunned everyone.
Patrick played at school and at public performances, but when a teacher in the music program at the University of Louisville where he enrolled for college suggested he join the marching band, they all had a good laugh. While Patrick doesn't see what he has as disabilities but rather abilities, they had no idea how this would happen.
Now as a talented pianist and trumpet player, Patrick and his father put their heads together to see if they could reach a solution that would allow the wheelchair-bound Patrick to participate. Their solution is so incredibly heartwarming!