When it comes to inspiring stories of resilience and determination, the story of the Hoyt family is sure to top the list. At the centre of their story is the father-son duo of Dick and Rick Hoyt, who overcame numerous challenges to become world-class athletes. They defied all odds and inspired millions of people around the world with their incredible story of love, courage, and endurance.

Rick was born in 1962 with cerebral palsy, which left him a quadriplegic. Doctors recommended that he be institutionalized and given little chance of survival. However, Dick and his wife Judy refused to accept their son's fate and vowed to give him every opportunity to live a fulfilling life. They went on to raise him as any other child, teaching him to communicate with a computer and even including him in various outdoor activities.

As Rick grew up, he developed a keen interest in sports and athletics. It was then that Dick, an accomplished athlete himself, realized that he could help his son achieve his dreams. The father-son pair started running marathons, with Dick pushing Rick in a wheelchair. They began competing in races in the late 1970s, and over the decades, they went on to conquer over