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Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and physically disabled. But he was blessed with rare musical talent-able to play the piano as a baby. Today, at age twenty, he is a nationally known pianist, singer, trumpeter, and marching-band member. With determined optimism, Hughes made "I am potential" his mantra, defying his disabilities at every turn.In I Am Potential, Hughes and his father share their extraordinary journey and describe the eight critical lessons at the heart of their success. Simply and candidly written, I Am Potential is an inspiration for anyone facing their own challenges.
Born with a rare genetic disease - arms that couldn't straighten, legs that would never walk, and no eyes - Patrick Henry developed exceptional musical talent, starting at the age of 9 months old. With unwavering optimism, humor, and courage, he has made "I Am Potential" his mantra throughout his life and defied his disabilities at every turn.
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