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VIDEO: The Most Inspirational Story Ever

A Story of Love and Courage Against All Odds

-- By Chris ''SparkGuy'' Downie, SparkPeople Founder and CEO
Hi Everyone,

A couple of SparkPeople members (thanks to MRSHONEYC and MYSTERYROSE74) posted a link to this video on the site recently.  Our staff thought the story was so amazing that we wanted to share it with everyone.  Seeing how hard this father-son duo (Team Hoyt) works to reach their goals, I can only imagine how many goals we can all achieve at SparkPeople by working together!
I hope you'll watch this video and be as inspired as we are by their story, but also inspired by what YOU will achieve...
Chris “SparkGuy” Downie

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Member Comments

  • Wow! - 6/21/2014 9:45:09 PM
  • I love it ! God bless both of them. - 6/4/2014 7:18:47 PM
  • Wonderful story! - 3/27/2014 4:09:27 PM
  • love is an amazing thing!!! - 3/19/2014 11:29:39 AM
  • Makes you think about all those times you fussed over some minor discomfort or problem. What a beautiful father son team. - 2/11/2014 8:23:12 PM
  • Could have been me, I too was born with the cord around my neck ,obviously It was not wrapped around for a long time. I was lucky ,and now I know how lucky.
    But tis is not about me rather the Father and son team
    very inspiring and awesome dad
    - 11/28/2013 2:23:10 PM
  • Such a beautiful story. Two awesome men who are enjoying their lives and the beauty in this world together. Bless the entire family who helped and guided this young man in his life's journey. - 11/28/2013 10:50:20 AM
  • I have seen clips before about this father and son but nothing like this. I am crying like a baby. I am going to save this link and watch it regularly to remind me how a wonderful and selfless human being we could all be. What love...oh my gosh....don't know what to say. - 11/2/2013 9:11:06 AM
    A truly emotional video. I cried and cried. What an amazing father to push his body so hard to make his son feel so wonderful. That is truly unselfishness. I would be proud to be apart of that family. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing. - 10/29/2013 11:22:14 AM
  • I truly loved this story! What an inspiration! God Bless Team Hoyt. - 9/12/2013 9:41:46 AM
  • What an amazing picture of love. I cried through most of it, Only God can create a man with a heart like that. - 9/10/2013 10:26:07 PM
  • LM6231
    AMAZING! - 9/3/2013 8:19:07 AM
  • saw this duo a while back, incredible - 8/6/2013 9:38:02 PM
  • When I saw that this videao was one I have seen before I knew I couldn't watch it again as it is just to emotional. I cried the first time I watched it and just didn't want to cry again.

    I have to agree it is one of the best motivational videos EVER !!! - 8/6/2013 6:49:56 PM
  • WOW! Amazing!! Makes me realize how much harder I should b pushing n this thing called life! For about 3 years I just gave up! WOW!!! - 8/6/2013 1:50:04 PM