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Patrick was born without eyes and with a birth defect that won't allow him to straighten his arms and legs. At first, his parents say they were devastated. "A lot of dreams died that we had for our firstborn," his father—also named Patrick—says. "Dreams of playing baseball with my son or watching my son run the football."

Patrick's parents soon discovered something miraculous about their son. At just 2 years old, he started playing the piano and was able to take requests. As Patrick grew, so did his musical talent. In addition to his piano skills, Patrick also plays the trumpet.

Today Patrick attends the University of Louisville, but he's not there alone. Every evening his father works the graveyard shift at UPS, finishing at dawn. This leaves him enough time to rest a few hours before heading out to help his son at school.
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FROM: Good News!
Published on January 26, 2007

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