The Extra Mile


This fantastic demonstration of leadership comes to us in the story of Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck at birth and he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Despite this disability, Rick’s father Dick wanted Rick to be able to have the same experiences as normal people. Dick trained and conditioned to be able to run marathons and IronMan courses all while pushing, pulling, and biking Rick. Dick’s sacrifice and dedication to Rick is unparalleled.


  • How can you go the extra mile to help people?
  • What does their story teach you about unconditional love and sacrifice?
  • What does the song say about going the extra mile?