Dad Pushes Daughter in Wheelchair As She Plays Trumpet In Marching Band

  
Before kickoff Friday at Westside High’s last home game of the season, the freshman marching band took the field.
Marching onto the turf at Phelps Field were 36 students. And one dad.

   

Kevin Houston didn’t play the trumpet, as he did for years at Burke, for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and later for a prestigious national drum and bugle corps. But he did march in perfect time — dress, right, dress; dress, left, dress — as he pushed a wheelchair bearing his trumpet-playing daughter, Eva.

  
Eva’s legs don’t work well enough for her to carry a trumpet and march. So during this band season, her father became her legs. And Eva not only got to play her heart out. She, too, got to march.

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