Patrick asked to play in the University of Louisville pep band. But one of the band directors had a different idea...he asked Patrick to join the marching band. "I thought, 'Can you not see he's blind and in a wheelchair?'" Patrick's dad says.
That never stopped Patrick before and it didn't this time either. In the fall of 2006, Patrick and his dad became the only two-person marching band member in college football. "My dad is a wonderful man having to sacrifice a lot. That's a miracle that he's still able to do what he does and gives me the message once again that if he can do it, I can do it anytime," Patrick says.
"It's not a sacrifice," Patrick's father says. "There's no sacrifice in spending time with my son. It's an honor, it's a blessing."