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Against All Odds

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Patrick Henry Hughes was born blind but plays in the University of Louisville pep band thanks to the aid of his father. (via CBS & YouTube)

I can kind of relate to Patrick’s father in a way. My mom is visually impaired and sometimes it can be hard to help her, but I lover her & she’s really quite amazing! She returned to school after 30 years, she’s adjusted surprising well to losing her sight even though it’s been a recent development in her life, she’s an active member of her church (New Birth Missionary Baptist Church)…

Stories like Patrick’s or my mom sometimes serve as inspiration for the rest of us, but they’re really no different than we are. Their life circumstances may be different, but they have freedom of choice just as we do. They choose to press on regardless of their “disability.” They choose not to let their “handicap” excuse them from participating in life or pursuing happiness. 

It’s not impossible for us to use our freedom of choice to achieve more in our lives. At times it’s hard, overwhelming, scary, (and more often than not it takes a long, long time) but it can be done. I am by no means perfect, but I hope that one day I’ll be able to share my own “Against All Odds” story. 

What’s your story?



Written by Stephanie Peay

September 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm

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