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Devoted The Story of a Father's Love for His Son

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ISBN-10: 0306818329

ISBN-13: 9780306818325

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dick Hoyt, Don Yaeger

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Born a spastic quadriplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by doctors. They advised his parents to put him in an institution. His parents refused. Fighting to give their son every opportunity that "normal" kids get, Rick's mother helped to pass a landmark bill that enabled Rick and other physically handicapped kids to attend public school. With the help of a brilliant devicethe Hope MachineRick was able to use a headswitch to communicate with others.But one day their lives changed forever as Rick asked his dad to enter a charity race and push his wheelchair to the finish line. More than one thousand races later, at sixty-nine years old, Dick Hoyt continues to push his son's wheelchair.From the Boston Marathon, which holds a special place in the Hoyts' hearts to Ironman triathlons, Dick and Rick continue to celebrate a truly special bond between father and son and live their lives by the motto, "Yes, you can."
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dick Hoytis a recently retired lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard and his son Rick Hoyt is a graduate of Boston University. As Team Hoyt, they have run over one thousand races, including the Boston Marathon. They live in Massachusetts. Don Yaegerhas been an author or coauthor on numerous books including Walter Paytonrsquo;s autobiography,Never Die Easy. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Don Yaeger was an Associate Editor at Sports Illustrated magazine. He is the co-author of Under the Tarnished Dome: How Notre Dame Betrayed Its Ideals for Football Glory, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, and George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution.