Dick Hoyt and his son Rick compete together as Team Hoyt in marathons and triathlons around the world. Born a spastic quadriplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by doctors. They advised his parents to put him in an institution. His parents refused. Fighting to give their son every opportunity that any other child would get, Rick's mother helped to pass a landmark bill that enabled Rick and other physically challenged kids to attend public school. With the help of a brilliant deviceóthe Hope MachineóRick was able to use a headswitch to communicate with others. But one day their lives changed forever as Rick asked his dad to enter a charity race and push his wheelchair to the finish line. More than one thousand races later, at sixty-nine years old, Dick Hoyt continues to push his son's wheelchair. From the Boston Marathon, which holds a special place in the Hoyts' hearts to Ironman triathlons, Dick and Rick continue to celebrate a truly special bond between father and son and live their lives by the motto, "Yes, you can."