Most everyone knows by now that Rick & Dick Hoyt are my heroes. Not only have they paved the way for so many disabled athletes in this world and given them hope; they just happen to be two of the most amazing men I know. Inspiring, selfless, genuine, determined, loving, hysterical, loyal and handsome are just a few of the words I use to describe Rick & Dick. After finishing 32 Boston Marathons with dad, Rick continues to push the limits to compete in the Boston Marathon as well as dozens of other events, including Ironman races, every year with his close friend, Bryan. The awareness and hope they bring to the disabled is invaluable. The awareness has spread across the country and even across the border to Canada with numerous Team Hoyt chapters being formed; New England, SanDiego, Texas, Coeur D'Alene, Canada, Arizona, Virginia Beach and our newest addition, Team Hoyt Las Vegas. This couldn't happen without the generous support of our donors. Every smile that spreads across the face of a disabled person who has been given a chance to do things never thought possible is due to your willingness to give.
So it is the fault of the two men who started this all that I am here again prepping to finish another Boston Marathon, despite doctors telling me it would never happen again. You see, it is Rick & Dick who have instilled what was always lying beneath the surface in me. That, "Yes You Can" attitude. Anything is possible. The word "can't" is not part of our vocabulary. So, for the next five months I will run, and I will walk (what I to endearingly refer to as "wun") until I can wun no more so that I am ready to toe the line in Hopkinton on April 16th. Along the way, I'm going to try to raise a little (okay, a bunch of) money for The Hoyt Foundation so we can continue to spread awareness and hope.
Please join me in the effort to prove that anything is possible and make a donation today (or by the end of the year; it's tax deductible!) Any amount is truly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support!