So here I am - watching a quick TV segment of something while I am getting dressed the other day - and then it happens - I get hooked.
I was in a trance about a story of a father and son. A father who would not take no for an answer - and a son whose soul was always shining - but it took the world a while to recognize it. HBO's Real Sports did an amazing story on Dick Hoyt and his son Rick (The segment description is below).
Labor of Love
"family bond" takes on new meaning when used to describe Dick Hoyt and his son Rick ,Massachusetts natives who personify what it
means to live for another human being. In 1962 Rick was born after a complicated
labor, where a dangerously coiled umbilical cord cut off oxygen to his brain.
The family was told by doctors that in Rick's vegetative state it would be best
to institutionalize him. Nonetheless, the Hoyts were committed to raising their
son as "normally" as possible and knew that behind Rick's physical handicaps
lurked a healthy mind. With the help of
Watching this story confirmed for me what I know to be true - The Human Spirit is capable of anything. Use this story however you choose, but make sure to pass it forward to those who need courage, inspiration and hope in their own lives.