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Daughter In Wheelchair and Father Team Up to Be
Great Part of High School Marching Band


Eva Houston, a freshman at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska, has been playing the trumpet since she was in 5th grade.  She became a member of the high school marching band.   However, for the first two games, her playing was spent on the sidelines since she was in a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy.   

Part of the magic of being in the "marching" band is being on the field - front and center - for the crowd to see.  It was only natural that Eva wanted to be part of this experience.  The band instructor was fine with Eva being on the field but needed a person to push Eva in formation as Eva and the rest of the band played.  As such, not only did Eva need to learn the songs and be aware of the formations and movements but so did the person pushing the wheelchair.   Her father, Kevin, a veteran himself of high school and college marching bands, soon volunteered to be that person.  This required quite a commitment from both Kevin and Eva. Both had to attend practices four days a week to make sure that they were in sync with the rest of the band.  

As noted by Retired General Colin Powell,  "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work."  Eva had a dream and sincere desire to fully participate as a member of the marching band.  This first started with a dream which, in turn, required action and a certain level of commitment by Eva, her father, and the marching band.  Certainly, on Friday nights in Omaha, Nebraska, the field is lit up by the presence, showmanship, and great music Eva Houston and the rest of the Westside High School Warriors Marching Band.

The Good Deed Brigade salutes Eva Houston, her wonderful parents - Kevin and Vicky, and the Westside High School Marching Band for showing the rest of us how dreams can turn into reality with some sweat, determination, hard work, and, yes, love.  Remember, wherever you see the Good Deed Brigade, it's all good.   You can read more about Eva's adventures in the marching band at Dad Makes It Possible for Daughter in Wheelchair to March with Bandmates.


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