Due to oxygen deprivation to his brain at the time of is birth, Rick Hoyt was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push his son Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons.
This is amazing story of a father’s complete and unconditional love for his son. It’s been a wonderful inspiration to us and our family over many years, as we contemplate what it will be like to spend eternity with our Creator. We would just like to share it with you.
Watch the video here:
And read about the father & son duo here:
We wish you all a very blessed Resurrection Sunday ~!
Rus & Jul Thompson