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Racing helps Mass. father, disabled son forge bond

Updated: April 11, 2013, 2:05 PM ET
Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mass. -- The year was 1992, and Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, wanted to run and bike across the country to raise funds for a charity for cerebral palsy -- a condition 30-year-old Rick developed at birth.

But the charity didn't want anything to do with a trek across the United States.

"And, uh, so this insurance company that was going to finance us backed out with four weeks to go before -- so we had to refinance our house here so we are able to pick up the expenses," Dick ...

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