Team Hoyt

Team HoytTeam Hoyt is a father and son team who compete in marathons and triathlons across the country.  That doesn’t sound like anything special, until you realize that, at birth, Rick Hoyt was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.  His parents were advised to place him in an institution.  Instead, Rick’s parents,  Dick and Judy, took Rick home and fought for him to be included in the community and in the public school system.  After Dick participated in a five-mile benefit run pushing his son in a wheelchair, Rick told his parents that he didn’t feel disabled while he was competing.  Thus was born Team Hoyt, a partnership that has been an inspiration to many, and is truly an example of exemplary parental love.

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