Team Hoyt

If you don’t have enough of a tear-jerker among your Korean drama downloads, or you are simply inured to so many otherwise moving things in life, then you have to be told the story of Team Hoyt.

Rick Hoyt was born severely disabled and his parents were told he would live in a permanently vegetative state. His parents thought otherwise, and believed their intelligent son was merely trapped in a body that his mind couldn’t control. They were right, and the miracle didn’t stop there.

When they managed to rig a computer up so that Rick could ‘speak’ to them by tapping out letters, they discovered he was a sports fan, and then some. After Rick got his father to run his first road race with him (Dick pushing his son in a wheelchair), he said, “Dad, when we were running, it felt like I was not disabled anymore.”

Team Hoyt has since competed in 85+ marathons, 200+ triathlons and Iron Man events. I’ll leave you to read the rest of their stories. They moved me, and they should you too.

Wikipedia
Team Hoyt Official Page
Rick Reilly’s Article