Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Moving Mountains



God says man has the power to move mountains if we have the faith to move them. This is my idea of moving mountains:

Have you ever heard of Team Hoyt? I learned about them a while ago and Karolee and I were talking about them during our last run. I thought it would be good to do a blog post about them and after you read about them you will know why this story is so special.

This is a father and son team that do the Ironman together. If you don't know what the Ironman is, its a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. Just the running alone is a whole marathon. What's special about this team is that the son can't walk or talk and his father physically takes him through the whole race. He pulls him in a boat for the swim, he has a special 2 seat racing bike and he pushes him in a wheelchair for the run.

They learned his son loved sports when they got him a special computer that helps him spell out words by moving his head. One day he asked his dad to push him in a race. His dad wasn't much of an athlete but he saw how his son came alive and how he had a huge smile on his face the whole time. From then on, he has dedicated his life to taking his son to races.

Here is a video from you tube:


Here is another amazing one!


Here is the link to their website: http://www.teamhoyt.com/
I think this is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever heard. It's amazing what a dad will do for his boy.

5 comments:

LisaLaughs said...

Yes, I've heard of this amazing father-son team last year. Now that is love and devotion!!!

Becky J. said...

That was so awesome! And Amazing. I was bawling, esp. on the first video. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Skinner said...

Yeah, I have seen them on ESPN documentaries. They are so inspiring.

Summer said...

I saw them on Oprah (I think) and cried through the whole story. Truly amazing!

johnsonteammom said...

So amazing what we'll do for our children, huh?