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As many of my readers know, I'm a sucker for a good story. Not only to write one, which hopefully happens on occasion, but to read one. To become inspired, motivated, challenged and pushed to my own personal limits after reading it.

I personally believe that the challenges of others are placed before us so that we can learn, grow, become better, and raise our own personal bar. This makes the "Why's" in life seem a little less arbitrary and a little bit more easily explained and accepted.

"Why did this have to happen?" is easily explained by "Because it serves a greater purpose."

I've been blessed to become friends with Dick and Rick Hoyt over the past year or so. For those who live under a rock or don't pay attention, Dick and Rick are the Father/Son marathon and triathlon team who have spent the last three plus decades teaching all us "less fortunate" folk the phrase "Yes, You Can" by their every action.

Dick and Rick have competed in over 1000 racing competitions despite the fact that Rick is a 48-year-old spastic quadriplegic, who is relegated to spending life in a wheel chair and Dick is his 70-year-young father. Dick has pushed, carried, towed an...

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