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Dick Hoyt

Triathlete, Inspirational Speaker

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Attitude Empowerment Inspiration Overcoming Adversity Motivation Best-Selling Author


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  Dick Hoyt Profile

Rick was born in 1962 to Dick and Judy Hoyt. As a result of oxygen deprivation to Rick`s brain at the time of his birth, Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Dick and Judy were advised to institutionalize Rick because there was no chance of him recovering, and little hope for Rick to live a "normal" life. This was just the beginning of Dick and Judy`s quest for Rick`s inclusion in community, sports, education and one day, the workplace.

Dick and Judy soon realized that though Rick couldn`t walk or speak; he was quite astute and his eyes would follow them around the room. They fought to integrate Rick into the public school system, pushing administrators to see beyond Rick`s physical limitations. Dick and Judy would take Rick sledding and swimming, and even taught him the alphabet and basic words, like any other child. After providing concrete evidence of Rick`s intellect and ability to learn like everyone else, Dick and Judy needed to find a way to help Rick communicate for himself.

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Attitude Empowerment Inspiration Overcoming Adversity Motivation Best-Selling Author


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