‘I Am Potential’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
A father’s journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential.
“I Am Potential” is based on the amazing true story of Patrick Henry Hughes. Patrick Henry was born with two incredibly rare conditions. One caused him to be born without eyes, and another prevented his joints from forming properly. This is the story of how a father learned to sacrifice all of his own dreams and plans for the sake of his son. At his home in Louisville, KY Patrick Henry continued to face opposition through surgery after surgery. While his father worked to provide for the expensive procedures, Patrick Henry dreamed of one day becoming a member of a real marching band.
Patrick Henry had to fight all the odds as he became an accomplished pianist, trumpet player, and singer, despite all of the challenges. The Hughes family’s story reminds us all to look at the things we have, rather than the things we don’t, as we all try to reach our God-given potential.
Based on a true story this film is powerful and inspiring. Here were some highlights:
- Heartbreaking moments, yet filled with such hope.
- The quote “He will be everything God meant him to be”.
- Unexpected moments, quite a few.
- Many humorous moments to break up the seriousness of the story.
- Several moments throughout the film that caused you to think about what it must be like to be blind.
- A film to make you want to go out and take on the world, becoming all God intended us to be.
Besides the fact that our disabilities and disappointments are God’s opportunities and appointments, this film really made me realize the responsibilities and pressures that both the parents experience raising a child with disabilities and in order to become all that God intended us to be, to achieve our full potential. it takes some help from others.
God’s masterpiece, all of us, if we will let Him mold us into our true potential.
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