Dick & Rick Hoyt – This Father Son Pair is Inspirational

This amazing story really moves me as we think about Father's Day. I'm so fortunate to have an amazing husband who is unselfish and helps his family be so much more. As I watched this other video profiling the pair and listened to the e-mail message sent to Dick Hoyt, I was moved to tears how sometimes when we have struggles and share them, we can inspire and affect people more than we know or understand.

I'm so busy right now – haven't had much time to blog, but this sort of video reminds me about what is important.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Karyn Romeis June 11, 2008 - 8:42 pm

Yet, in spite of all that they have achieved, we are told that this pair has been refused entry into the London marathon on the grounds of health and safety. I can’t see how they can be turned away when (a) there is a whole wheelchair section of the race and (b) people complete the race dressed in all sorts of outlandish outfits which must pose some kind of threat, including one guy who took 6 days to complete it in a deep sea diving suit!

But let’s get back to they Hoyts. Both of these men are a shining example to us all!

colleenk June 11, 2008 - 8:54 pm

I’ve watched the Hoyts run the Boston Marathon almost every year since my grad school days back in the early 90s. And each time I see them I can’t help but get emotional. They truly are a magnificent pair. Whenever I’m too tired to exercise or want to stop halfway through, I think of Mr. Hoyt’s triathlon days with Rick and trudge on. What this pair has accomplished is beyond amazing. Thanks for sharing the video.

Willy June 11, 2008 - 11:31 pm

Here’s another one…

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