Baby Born Without Eyes Sits Down At Piano As Dad Captures Remarkable Next Move On Camera
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.
Mom pressed a key on the piano and in just one or two tries, Patrick would find the same key. It didn’t take long before the toddler could adeptly play back songs after hearing them just once.
He would take requests like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Dad declared that “I was ecstatic. We weren’t going to play baseball, but we’re going to play music together.”
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!
The sacrifices Patrick’s dad made to help his son live life to the fullest is astounding. Hopefully Patrick continue to inspire others.
Patrick’s outlook on life is beautiful: “God made me blind and unable to walk. Big deal. He gave me the musical gifts I have and the great opportunity to meet new people.”
Watch their story unfold in the video below.