Technomad Associates has donated a turnkey P.A. system to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a show scheduled to air in February 2008. The Hughes family will have their home renovated to be safer and more accessible for their blind and disabled son, Patrick Henry, age 19 (right). Henry was born blind and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs, leaving him unable to walk. Despite these obstacles, Patrick Henry is a proficient pianist, trumpet player and vocalist, and marches in the University of Louisville School of Music Marching and Pep Band, maneuvering his wheelchair through the formations with the other 220-plus members with help from his father.
The Technomad donation (two weatherproof loudspeakers and a complete P.A. rack system to power the loudspeakers) will be installed at the university, improving the audio quality at the practice stadium where Henry marches with the band.