Dad Runs Triathlon While Carrying Daughter Suffering From Cerebral Palsy

This photo must be made of a million chopped onions and a metric ton of ragweed, because my eyes are flooding. This is super dad Rick van Beek and his daughter, Maddy, who cannot walk or talk due to cerebral palsy. Rick has run over 70 races with Maddy because one of the few things he knows she enjoys is the outdoors. Here they are this past week running a triathlon in Michigan.

“She is my heart and I am her legs, though someday she might not physically be able to be there with me, she will always be in my heart, quietly cheering me on.” — Rick van Beek

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