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VIDEO: The Most Inspirational Story Ever

A Story of Love and Courage Against All Odds

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

  • Tears rolling.So heart touching. Bless the both Father and Son.
  • Wow! what a moving testimonial and what love.
    Oh Myyyy! Very "AWESOME" video!!! Wowwww!! Cried most of the time while watching it. Truly "Inspiring". A "prime example" of how we "CAN DO" ALL things through Christ, which strengthens us!! Against ALL ODDS. AMAZING!! Just cryng here. So very AMAZING!!!
  • I thought my 3 mile walk in 90+ degree humid weather carrying a water bottle was brutal. I have nothing valid to gripe about. GO TEAM HOYT!
  • This the best. Very touching.
  • Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Left me with happy tears.
  • I think this is the most remarkable story ever told. What dedication and inspiration! We can overcome anything that comes our way! I truly believe that!


    Oh Chris, this is such a tear jerker! It really touched my heart, the amount of love his Dad
    has for him. He graduated from high school & college, and he can talk to certain extinct.
    My question is how long do kids with this illness live? Will Dad out live the Son? Nevertheless, it was awesome!
  • How inspiring a story, both the absolute love and dedication of Dick and the courage and determination of Rick--to go to school and achieve a degree against all the odds he faced.
    This earthly father represents the love our God has towards us and a sterling example of what. it means to follow in the steps of Jesus--the steps of LOVE.
    I've seen this video before, it's so inspiring and it touches my heart & my soul every time
    I watch this video. It also touches my eyes. I hope you have a Fun-Filled & Blessed
  • I always find it so awe inspiring that those things we would never even think of attempting for ourselves, we are prepared to work towards being able to do for our children and loved ones. The bond between them is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the story of Team Hoyt.
  • The power of love has no limits. What an inspirational message for all!
    Wow!!!! I am so amazed. I love my children, but some how I love them more now. I feel like I can climb a mountain and if I ever doubt it I will surely think of the Hoyt family. If more people were like this father, the world would be a better place. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video. I am blessed to have seen it.
    Makes my probllems and concerns seem tiny in comparison. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Wonderful video!
  • SOMAR12570

    What great inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

About The Author

Chris Downie Chris Downie
As the founder and CEO of SparkPeople, Chris is passionate about helping people reach their goals! See all articles by Chris.

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