I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams

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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 also blessed with exceptional musical talent able to play the piano as a toddler and now, at age 19, a nationally known pianist, singer, and trumpeter who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center. Currently he's a member of his college marching band, playing while his devoted father pushes him in his wheelchair. With determined optimism and courage, Hughes has made I am potential” his mantra and defied the impossible at every turn.

Now, for the first time, Hughes and his father share the full account of his extraordinary journey. In I Am Potential, Hughes recounts the eight critical lessons he has learned that are at the heart of his success, including When Life Gives You Lemons, Accept Them and Be Grateful” and Do All You Can to Change What You Can.” Uplifting and revealing, I Am Potential is remarkably inspirational for anyone facing challenges in their own life.

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Patrick Henry Hughes, a musician and student at the University of Louisville, won Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award 2006. He and his father, Patrick John Hughes, are motivational speakers and have made appearances on the Oprah and Ellen shows, among others. They live in Louisville, Kentucky.

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A 19-year-old Kentucky man born with deformed limbs and no eyes collaborates with his father (and with contributor Stamford) to describe how he became an accomplished musician and an inspiring model of personal growth. The result is an invitation to share this family's sorrow and triumph, and a challenge to listeners to work around their own weaknesses or disabilities and live life to its fullest. Narrators Paul Garcia, Malcolm Hillgartner, and Grover Gardner share the reading, and each is a skilled interpreter of the pathos and inspiration in the story. Rotating the narrating duties creates a strong dynamic: Three exceptional voice talents bring distinct sensibilities and views to the recording but also work together to give this heroic memoir impact and continuity. T.W. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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