Dad Makes It Possible For His Daughter To “March” In Her Band Performances
Eva Houston, 14, first joined Westside High School’s marching band when she entered her freshman year. Eva has played the trumpet since the 5th grade, and was born with cerebral palsy. Her cerebral palsy makes it an impossibility for her to march in formation while also playing her instrument.
Seeing that his daughter was unhappy with just being in the sidelines, so he decided to do something about it.
“We emailed the band instructor to see what we could do for her and he said he’d be happy to get her into the drill, as long as someone can push her,” Eva’s dad
“Eva came to me saying she really wanted me to do it, and how do you say no to that?”
Her dad, Kevin Houston, leaves his office four days a week to push his daughter’s wheelchair as she plays the trumpet during practice her marching band practice.
Kevin saw how much his actions meant to his daughter.
“You drop your kids off at school and you don’t get to experience their day with them, so I’m very grateful to be part of her life.”