Sunday, August 19, 2012
Evanston Patch bloggers Patrick and Brigid sit down to discuss his trips to Haiti after the earthquake, Bangladesh to learn of solutions to poverty and finally his work with the organization RESULTS.
Have you ever thought about what is being done about poverty? Both domestically and globally? Or wanted to help, but didn’t know where to start? Me too. Traveling to Haiti after the devastating earthquake revealed some disturbing but also inspiring images. I saw the destruction that this natural phenomenon left in its path. I saw the suffering and terror that had filled the country. But I also witnessed hope and action. An organization based in Evanston, IL, called the Haitian Congress invited me down there to observe and help. I got to see first hand how the world responds to disasters such as this. It left me with many questions. This video blog post is about not only my trip to Haiti, but also an organization called RESULTS. …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
In one of our most popular stories of the week, Patrick Hughes talks to his parents about raising a child with mental illness. It's worth watching the moving video if you missed it the first time around.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My parents, Pat and Brigid Hughes, talk about my brother Brian, who battled mental illness and AIDS. They discuss raising Brian and how they knew from the beginning that he needed more support than their other seven children.
My parents Pat and Brigid Hughes sat down with me to discuss what it was like to raise a child with mental illness. It has been five years since my brother Brian died and yesterday (April 24th) would have been his 43rd birthday. I felt compelled to share his story with you. I think about my brother all the time. He is with me everyday in my business life and my personal life. I am forever grateful to my parents for making Brian part of our lives, and for their extraordinary generosity in sharing his story with people we have yet to meet. Please watch this video to meet my brother Brian and our parents. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9BmP5Ex6So] After I shot 40 minutes of video interviews with my parents, I struggled to tell …