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Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Entertainment

A Dad who takes his disabled son on an Ironman triathlon.
There are 165 comments:
Male 1,461
I think everything positive that could be said has been said at this point. However, I just wanted to be included with everyone who was moved by that fathers love and dedication. We certainly could use more fathers like that in this crazy world. And for all of the parents that are giving your all to your children, I praise you as well. You certainly don`t need a child with a disability to be an excellent parent. You may not make the news or be on TV, but how you`ll touch someone`s life like only you can...

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Male 72
Sniff,so sad.
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Female 42
he is a great father!
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Female 963
That was so touching. What an amazing father.
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Female 21
Such a touching video. I admire the father for being able to do something so great for his son. It makes me feel ashamed of myself for never seeming to care enough.

By the way, I`m not Christian in any way yet I found the song very suiting for the video.

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Female 41
IF YOU COULD REALLY PUT YOURSELVES IN THIS FATHERS SHOES THE RUDE AND INCONSIDERATE COMMENTS WOULD NOT BE POSTED. THIS IS A TRUE TESTEMENT OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT OF LOVE BETWEEN FATHER AND SON.
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Female 13
READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!u no wat jesus loves you and i love him that jesus song is the best song in the world it is called i can only imagine so dont say it is gay or something like that cuz my savior loves you and your savior loves you
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Male 547
Very inspirational. And those that make crass remarks are usually people that don`t handle feelings of being veunerable, so instead make a crass remark. Maybe if their fathers had been more in touch with them like this this father was.
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Female 107
boring!!!
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Female 2
I admire that father. he did all that to give his son what he wanted. this man has courage and a whole lot of love.
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Female 318
awwww thats sad but happy at the same time id ammit a tear a two
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Male 223
oh yea this is way random but DownInIt your a jerk your comment "f-ing cripple "
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Male 223
i cant beleive i cried
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Female 1,211
this is great, cos all the males are crying.

great dad.

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Male 67
OMFG i cannot stop crying, that is the most touching story i have ever heard. What a man to do that. Bless him. That is so drating amazing. :`(
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Male 733
takes some doing...
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Female 1,697
awww, that guy is an excelent father
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Female 37
Simply amazing... just seeing the disabled son`s face light up and smiling while on the bike was so touching. Words just can`t express it...
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Male 1
that was touching song and video if more people could be like the father
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Male 7
Hmm, not much i can say here. There should be more people like that dad in the world... i think
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Male 5
That was great...very powerful stuff.
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Female 799
That was sad.
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Male 4
Downinit, you have only to run into someone like me one day, and I`d be happy to make you a "cripple" too.

What that father did was amazing! And shames me for every time one of my kids has wanted something, even something trivial, that I did not put my best effort into.

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Male 1
In a word.....powerful
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Male 506
This would have touched me and so if it wasn`t for that song, it just brings back HORRIBLE memories.
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Female 11
That was really touching. And yes-- I will admit I cried. Even though I`m Christian, it wasnt` the song-- it was the story of the dad and his son. The love and dedication it took him to help his son into the race and complete it is one of the sweetest things I`ve ever seen. I praise the dad for doing it, and the son for being very grateful and happy. It was just plain beautiful! =-)
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Male 16
You see now this is whats wrong with america!..anyone on the radio or the tube can say poo,bitch,hoe,doublefisting and crap like that and its a OK! but dont anyone dare say the J(jesus) word much less the G (GOD) word..because somehow that would offend someone ..well you know what..thats bullcrap! everyone in this country could use a little bit of god and jesus anyday of the week man i mean come on!!! REPRIORITAZE WHAT REALLY IS THAT OFENDS U!! ...and to all of u guys saying this is lame....this man just set an example...i dare YOU to do the same!...go on ...do it now!! GOD knows we need it!...so before we are ALL to quick to judge lets ask ourselvs what the F"·% we have done latley that can be characterized as nearlyy good or decent......lets take this as an example....and make ourselves a little less sinical, and a lot more open to what we have to offer as human beings as oposed to judging those who do much more than we do by actualy DOING something!..peace all!
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Male 506
I`m still wondering if the son is cripled retarded or both? And the son didn`t do anything anyway, he just sat there and added extra labor to the father.

If you think I`m being cynical about this then it`s probably because of the torture of sitting in a hot sweaty church listening to everyone sing that song over and over again.

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Male 506
I dratING HATE THAT SONG!!! THEY PLAYED IT ALL THE TIME IN SCHOOL!!! I ALWAYS HATED IT AND NEVER WILL STOP HATING IT!!!!
Thanks for letting me have my little episode. :)
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Male 598
that may not have been entertaining, but it was still fantastic, and really awesome. WOW I CANT BELEIVE IT, IM NOT BEING MEAN!
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Male 115
1) It was a pretty cool movie (did not enjoy the music )
2) why does ANYONE care what ANYONE says about it? does it really matter if some kid or some wierdo person that lives hundreds of miles away from you says?
3) the "mean people" aren`t neccesarilly mean just because you say they are mean or don`t agree doesnt mean they are wrong no one can ever say they have the right opinion ( but some people in my opinion went alittle to far )
4) OMGOD you "I love jesus" people need to be quiet because half of your poo your saying is b/sing on the "mean people" if your so into jesus you wouldn`t use words like fag and you know what . . . religion doesn`t effect how you feel about things you can be christian and hate crippled if you want who the pancakes cares?
5) who says you should even listen to me?
6) I CAN COUNT TO SIX BIOTCHES!
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Male 1,853
mad eye pete, you are wrong. i am 13 and i didnt mute it or do anything. i just watched the video.


P.S. I wish MY dad was like that. mine dislocated my shoulder on thursday

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Male 17
Very heart felt etc.

Not much to see here people!

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Female 65
i just muted the music because i thought it was distracting ... i love that this dad is so dedicated to his son!
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Male 7
great video the dad was so comited to his child and alot moe people should be like that im only 15 an it bought tears to my eyes great video
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Female 74
Ugh. Now I feel sad. That was amazing though.
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Female 262
Wow, finally, there are still some people with harts in this world! I`m so greatful for people who help does who are enabled to help themselves!

You see I had a friend who`s sister was disabled. All she wanted was to go to Disneyland, just the one day. So everybody raised money and then there were these problems with the traveling agency..After two weeks she was finaly allowed to go...and then she past on...So, she didn`t get her day afer all...So this was great to see. I showed my friend btw, she loved it!

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Female 6
So very touching. I wish my dad was like that. I cried.
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Female 87
Wow, that was amazing, most people would be lucky to have a dad half that dedicated. That father is such an inspiration, and this definitely brought tears to my eyes. Everyone should just ignore all the rude comments, the people who post them are idiots and aren`t worthy of a reaction. But, mayiaskwho, not all atheists are bad people. In fact, most of us aren`t. Just because I don`t believe in a god doesn`t mean I don`t know the difference between right and wrong, and it doesn`t mean that I don`t care about anything. But that whole story is really amazing.
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Male 2
This was a real tear jerker for me. I just wish that all Dad`s had that kind of both loyalty and love.
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Male 151
Can nobody get a joke. I think it was touching. The music ruined it though.
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Male 315
I smiled when the guy singing got to the jesus part. Didn`t really see the point. It didn`t break my heart and I didn`t get touched nor inspired. Actually, I sat the first two minutes expecting it to be a joke (my belief was fueled by the jesus-song). When I realized what it was, I was disapointed.
Disclaimer: The father`s accomplishment is special and it is good to care about children
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Male 71
that was a good story and shows with help he could do anything with his dad
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Male 131
Great vid. I can`t believe the small-mindedness of some of the comments here. If you didn`t like the video, fair play, but posting `f--king cripples`? Downinit, you really need to get out in to the world, son. Does being such a c--t take practice or is it natural to you?

OK, the music was cheesy, but the video was very inspiring. Regardless of whether you`re religious or athiest, that was something that showed love in the face of adversity. Truly remarkable.

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Male 11
Hey for all you people who dislike this, seriously, [email protected]$k yourselves. Im sorry, but i doesnt matter what kind of music they used, who gives a poo? Would playing something Muslim help? losers. And what the hell, with all the anti-cripple sentiments? Its sad when people have a self-hating Disorder, they look badly upon themselves, cuz only freaging morons whose only excuse as to avoid being a failure from a society is to hide and call themselves disabled can be so stupid as to be so hateful and judgemental. Its great that man worked so hard for his son, they both have something to work hard for and wait for, your freaks only means of focus and something to work hard for involves waiting for ur next Issue of Penthouse to come. Most of us can agree, your a failed Human being, its funny if u call THEM a drain on society.
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Female 430
that totally made me cry...
and i love that song.
it was touching
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Male 90
ive seen many comments on many things on this site one thing i learned is there will always be someone on here saying something negative but i just don`t understand how anyone can say anything bad about this
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Female 100
Thanks, Maggie - that helped me understand the context of all this much better!
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Female 1
to see the video with the commentary and without the music use this link http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play...
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Female 100
This is beautiful. IAB can be proud of itself for sharing something as affirming as this.

So the music is contemporary Christian music...so what? If it reaches you, turn it up; if it doesn`t, go to Start>Control Panel>Sounds, Speech, and Audio, and click Mute in one of several places. It`s not meant to offend anybody.

So the son couldn`t do anything...I wondered a while about the significance of his involvement, but can you imagine being physically incapable of cycling, swimming, and running, and having your athletically able father take you along on his journey, to see the sights and feel the sun on your face just like he does?

Now THAT rocks.

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Male 2
Touching and inspiring. Makes me want to do something worthwhile with my life.
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Male 145
All the fathers out there would comprehend the love of a son. This has to be one of the best clips I have seen all year. To all those that disagree, wait a few years, then you`ll realize unconditional love
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Female 268
wow that was so cute.
i never cry for anything but i shed a tear.

aw wow, thats seriously the best dad in the world.

snaps to him! <3

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Male 47
god i feel so useless..
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Male 2,567
What a gread dad
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Male 105
holy sh*t. i didn`t think anything could make me cry till i saw this. wow. what a father.
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Male 16
damn it doesnt work on this site
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Male 16
<font style="comic sans ms"> great father </font>
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Male 791
Nicely put 0AmY0... See? I told you all canadians aren`t heartless!
A man named Jesus Christ came and all of his friends were outcasts and cripples... does that mean you hate Jesus, the Son of God, too? Go to hell, you fag.
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Male 1
that was inspirating(spelling) i loved it

thats the true definition of DAD

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Female 55
Just because all you whiners are fallowing the atheist, I`m way too cool for jesus fad doesn`t mean you should diss this. It makes you look like complete idiots, I don`t see any of you putting forth 1/100th of the effort in your whole lives then in this one video. I saw this guy on Oprah :)
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Male 35
haha that was tight
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Female 3,696
Downinit, shush boy, you`re making Canada look bad.

Because we all know that Professor Stephen Hawking did jack all.

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Male 19
Very touching. I almost shed a tear...
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Male 221
Absolutely amazing and deeply moving.
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Male 147
They showed this at my school. I think it`s pretty awesome.
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Female 2,552
That`s sweet, and I know I`m going to hell for this but: He didn`t even do anything! I mean I know he couldn`t, but all he did was sit tehre and smile while his dad was there doing all the work and sweating like a pig! What was the point? And I know it`s the thought that counts but still...
It`s beauttiful though, it`s a touching story.
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Male 1,420
"but seriously next time you meet someone in a wheelchair dont just assume they want a door opening ask first in a non condescending manner"
ok so its ok to open a door for a person that can walk, but not for a person who cant?
if i open a door for someone, its to be nice. not because i feel sorry, and not because i pity them.
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Female 584
Not all 13-17 year olds are immature b******s. I thought that was beautiful. True, I didn`t love the music, but that doesn`t affect how I loved that video. It was touching and the father obviously has a lot of love to give to his son. Wonderful.
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Female 281
Everyone is entitled to thier opnion, not matter how stupid it makes you look. Tetherknife0 I`m talking to you. It doesn`t matter what age you are people are immature, it majoirty on here seems to be 13-17 NOT ALL 13-17 ARE IMMATURE. Most are! Some of the 13-17 are MORE mature than the olders on here, and koduos to you all who are
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Male 123
how could u say that????? do u have a soul?
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Male 123
*friends
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Male 123
u my frined are wat ppl like us call "non-nice individuals"
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Male 123
thats not funny u idiot!!!! wat the hell is wrong wid u??
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Female 1,211
you thought it was funny? |-(
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Male 448
But it is pretty touching.
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Male 448
I was wondering if it was serious for 20 seconds...then I got bored. I dont care if Im a jerk.
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Male 3
That has to be one of the most inspirational things I have ever seen. It made me cry is all I can say. That is what I call love, to do that for him.

To the person who found that video, thank you for posting it on here. I am sure I would probably have never seen it if someone hadn`t done as such. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Male 48
that was amazing...what an amazing father...very touching..
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Male 104
preatty awesome
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Male 183
""In responce to some comments above; I do not feel sorry for the disabled. I see them as nothing but social parasites. It`s people like these that are a burden on our economy. I mean, we have to spend so much just to support these freaks.""

There was another man how felt the same way you do. His name was Adolph Hitler. Perhaps you have heard of him?

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Male 183
That was beautiful.

I don`t care what place they took that day, they won.

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Male 85
This song touches me in so many ways, it was played at my father`s funeral when I first heard it. Now, another great and touching moment can be related towards this great and powerful song.
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Female 40
It`s love.
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Male 334
brant no it`s not his right. He has an obligation to respect everyone.

btw my sister is mentally disabled so just shut up downinit. I wish you were in that kid`s position and then we`d see how you feel.

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Male 29
I found this on the net:

When Rick Hoyt was 15, he communicated something to his father that changed both their lives. "Dad," the mute quadriplegic wrote in his computer after his father pushed him in a wheelchair in a five-kilometer race, "I felt like I wasn`t handicapped."

"They told us to put Rick away, in an institution, (because) he`s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life," his father remembers.

For more than 20 years, Dick has either towed, pushed or carried Rick in a string of athletic challenges including every Boston Marathon since 1981 and, most recently, last month`s Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii.

`The biggest smile you ever saw in your life.`

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Male 29
Dammnit, i`m crying. Downinit, get a life! Wow, you`re insulting disabled people. Does that make you a man?! And the people saying that IAB is going gay, WHY THE HELL do u keep coming on it?!!?!??! GET LOST!
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Female 1,211
""In responce to some comments above; I do not feel sorry for the disabled. I see them as nothing but social parasites. It`s people like these that are a burden on our economy. I mean, we have to spend so much just to support these freaks.""

OK DownInIt, what are we meant to do with them? Dig a hole and throw them in it, just because they can`t do some things as well as others? Disabled people are still people.

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Male 154
holy poo thsts amazing (pardon my language)
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Female 5
cope
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Female 5
Id just like to ask downinit if you`ve ever even talked to a disabled person or can comprehend the challenges we face. i would love to have a job and feel socially "useful" to society and i hate the thought that people who do work and pay tax have to support me every day. however though i obviously cant comment on canada in britain a lot more money is spent every year on problems caused by the consumption of alcohol and drugs and the fraudulent exploitation of the benefits system than is used to support the disabled community. i wonder if it would be at all possible for you to imagine how you would support yourself if god forbid you were in an accident or developed a disease that put you into a wheelchair. would you have the humility, patience and strength to deal with it? never mind being able to support yourself financially could you deal with having to rely on someone purely to get out of bed in the morning? i somehow highly doubt you have the strength of mind or body to c
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Female 3,696
I`ll say this. I was very touched by that. I thought it was beautiful and a wonderful thing to watch...and I even like the song.

But I`m no angel. When I read the description, my very first thought was "now THAT`S a handicap"

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Male 31
In responce to some comments above; I do not feel sorry for the disabled. I see them as nothing but social parasites. It`s people like these that are a burden on our economy. I mean, we have to spend so much just to support these freaks.
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Male 2,781
I`LL HAVE TO AGREE WITH JAZ AND BEFORESHOCK...
IAB`S GETTING SOFT.

STILL, I HAD TO FLICK A TEAR FROM MY EYE...

...WTF!?

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Male 78

It is not a matter really of not being able to have your own opinion. However, the disrespectful comments such as "Fu**ing cripple...", "Retard...", "That was funny seeing the loser guy..." Etc are needless to say unnecessary more over inappropriate. I highly doubt the purpose of this video was to get a laugh out of those who are cruel & to the disabled. There are PLENTY of other videos & such to comment on rather then taking a touching video & cheapen it by ignorant and/or mean comments. Period.
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Female 5
p.s. if the speech impediment thing is confusing you just think about when your talking with food in your mouth, your producing rational conversation but everyone has to try a bit harder to hear what you have to say.
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Female 5
nice and trying to protect people in wheelchairs from the "dangers of the world" is the correct way to behave and assuming that we cannot fight our own battles. this is my one grievance and as it is very widespread its hard to avoid that wrapped up in cotton wool feeling. but seriously next time you meet someone in a wheelchair dont just assume they want a door opening ask first in a non condescending manner and while your at it maybe try some conversation, you might find out that we`re not scary and we really are capable of polite conversation (please excuse me if you bump into me on a bad day). take care
sally
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Female 5
you know i think this might be a bit unpopular. all of u guys who are saying that people who have made negative remarks about the story are uneducated or insensitive need to take a look in the mirror. everyone is entitled to thier own opinion whether this is negative or positive and to slate someone because their opinion doesnt conform to the acceptable view is unnacceptable in my eyes. dont`t get me wrong im not encouraging them but i think positive discrimination has a role to play as well. i personally have used a wheelchair since the age of ten, i have the same disorder that i think the guy in the film does, its called muscular dystrophy and basically means most of my muscles dont work properly, fortunately the brain is not a muscle so i am perfectly able to reason and speak for myself. however the thing that really annoys me is not someone who verbalises a negative reaction, because normally they`re just scared and dont know how to react, but someone who thinks that being nicey
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Male 78
That was incredibly touching- I don`t express nor show feeling that often and that had me in tears. For you IMBECILIES with the crass & rude comments- we all know your trying to get a rise & say it for shock value, yeah- that was old 20 mins ago. In other words that you dummkopf (that means IDIOTS) can FU*K off. NO one asked for your comments. We realize your lives are so deprived & a severe lack of education are partly to blame for the risible & unnecessary comments- The other half I blame on inbreeding. In close, that was a great story & I`m glad that it`s making headlines to see what a Father`s love means to his son.
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Male 4,014
Beautiful and touching.
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Female 609
aww that was very touching
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Female 444
Poor thing.
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Male 108
didnt finish it, too boring, yea a touching story I guess... but Im not a big fan of feeling sorry or whatever, so good job disabled guy...
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Female 50
Just because we are in the 13-17 group does not make us immature
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Female 28
that father has such profound dedication...

it didnt cure my boredom, but it was still nice to see.

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Male 90
fair play, i cud never do nething like that so well done!

it did touch me, in a way only `the green mile` has been able to do!

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Female 471
That is one of the nicest things I have seen in awhile. That is a very true human being that should be a role model for all of us. It`s nice to see that there are still genuine people out there that still have pure hearts of gold. Excellent post, thanks.
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Female 519
Dammit, I cried.
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Male 53
That was amazing, absolutely amazing. Kudos to that poor person`t father, he is a true, caring father, a hero even. this is an absolutely touching video, and i am glad to see it on this site, and glad to have watched it. i usually don`t cry for things, but i did cry, it was very nice. And to thoes insensitive people out there, just, go drat off, what this man did for his son was a daring, heroic move, he made his son`s dream come true! so go drat yerselves.

~Justin (17)

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Female 281
I didn`t hear the music, but let me say I`m not too soft hearted when it come to other people but just watching this without the music made me cry. I don`t think that too many people who are grateful to be able to wake up in the morning and feed yourself and do things without the help of a wheelchair or a respitory machine. I could go on but I won`t cause I don`t want to preach. But I`ll say this much; I know that I`m happy that I am able to breathe, eat, walk and wipe my own ass..cause there sure are alot of people who can`t.
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Male 142
tear...tear... that was touching
nough said
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Male 186
Awesome-- didn`t cry but I sure felt touched. The whole reason I like IAB is that unlike all the other sites out there there is a wide range of stuff here that isn`t always about laughing at other`s misfortune (although sometimes it is about that) and I think that`s why most people are visitors to this site. But no matter where you go, especially on the net, you`re gonna have some naysayers. I`m happy to see so many positive comments vs. the negative ones though. Oh, and downinit: I wouldn`t care about your calloused remarks except that you call yourself a Christian on your profile. What a joke.
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Female 1,398
Mad_Eye_Pete posted on
Friday, August 18, 2006 5:42:47 AM
"There are some very insensitive people here. I just hope that you never have to deal with anything like this in your life time. I know that you are all still kids (13-17yrs) so are still very immature but this man has done something amazing and you just say you are bored or some derogatory remark. Well, I hope that you grow up someday and can appreciate what this Dad has done for his son. For me I think this was a real achievement and good for him!"

I`m not immature! I though that dad was wonderful and it was very touching. Seriously.

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Female 447
That was beautiful! I was sobbing by the end. What a wonderful father. How could anyone accuse him of exploitation? Did you see the grin on his son`s face while they were bicycling?
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Female 78
Very touching. It brought tears to my eyes.
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Female 1
This guy is a local celebrity in Massachusetts. He runs the Boston Marathon with his son every year. I guess the first time he started running with his son he said something about feeling like he was flying so they kept it up ever sense.

Some argue that he is exploting his son. Not me. Just saying what is said.

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Male 15
I AGREE WITH -JAZ-!! IAB IS GETTING COOTSY!
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Male 782
But what about the Can ? I got thirsty watching this - what was in the Can ?
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Male 84
I`ve seen stuff on tv about this father and son and everytime it sends chills up my spine. It`s an incredible story. I`m a big fan of the Iron Man competition and it amazes me how the father could complete the whole thing with his son. Incredible.

As for the people with their rude, ignorant remarks, I can only hope somebody comes along one day and knocks some sense into you.

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Male 16
Omg Omg Omg. that was so sad. and anyone with selfless and/or mean remarks, go to hell. that movie was awesome. i had to keep looking away from the screen so i wouldnt start crying. a real heartwarmer. :)
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Male 168
I feel physically warmer now.... really.
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Male 1,039
Very touching, didn`t hear the music as my sound is off here at work.

Lost my dad when I was 11..so it hits a chord with me.

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Female 358
That guy`s father was so selfless. Makes you wonder what the world would be like if everyone was like that.
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Male 1,420
and lorah, there there is only one "r" in "father"
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Male 1,420
ok, the music is the entire message for the most part.
even the two in the movie... there was an intreview. the father said he credits everything to God, that he wouldnt have achieved anything if it werent for God.
its sort of an example about how God loves us, how even though we have a "disability" compared to him,(especially Ajikan. sorry couldnt resist.) that hes still willing to help us overcome those.
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Female 1,784
"Doesn`t matter who came in 1st...this man & son are the real winner. Truly amazing story."
so agree :)
I remember seeing this someweres b4. Could of been Opera. Anyways the boy wanted to run so the farther did his best so he could. Good farther, we need more farthers like him out there.
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Female 53
I understand Mad eye but agree with Andyl.
That video makes me feel like such a bad person I don`t know if I could do something so selfless.
I cryed as well.
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Female 96
Sweet and all that..

But it looks like something Willow Creek would show. Grr.

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Male 1,526
the music fu-ked the whole video, nice story and all, but nah
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Male 300
I hate how you people (by which I mean Mad Eye Pete) say that 13-17 year olds are immature and act as if we`re stupid and don`t understand. There are a select few dumbasses on this site and not all of them are 13-17, look at -Jaz-, he calls this place gay and yet seeing as he`s a member he`s saying that he visits www.i-am-gay.com. Anyway it`s not fair to stereotype an age group because of a few dumbasses. I hope YOU grow up some day to realise that we`re people too. Anyway, I think the father is a hero, it`s a touching story.
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Female 26
I think that insensitive postings should be banned from this website. You guys should be ashamed of yourself for being so cruel. How would you feel if you were the person in that video? Think about it...
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Male 791
Dont think all Canadians are like down-it and Dragon Rice.. WE CARE!
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Male 10
I am impressed with the father, not only to care/love for his son enough to consider it, but to be able to physically get himself, and his son through the Ironman, damn impressive.

For all those haters out there - do you think you could swim 2.4 miles with a boat w/ kid in it, Bike 112 mi. and run 26.2 miles. I would think not, but still everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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Male 179
Proves that cripples are people too
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Male 632
Corny
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Female 2
I cryed, I laughed
Beautiful!!
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Male 52
Jaz, go somewhere else then. Not everything shown here has to be someone popping a huge frickin zit or breaking a bone.
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Female 158
seen dis before its so inspirin..
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Male 88
Gay. Very gay.

I swear to god this place is turnung gay. If its not friggin vids of kittens every day now its cripples. i-am-gay.com

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Female 12
i didnt cry but i was close. best father award goes to...
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Male 453
fantastic story.
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Male 106
I ride a Harley and I cried.

Downinit is entitled to his own opinion if he wants to be a bigot let him be one; it`s his right.

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Female 811
That`s amazing, I watched the Iron Man competition in Lanzarote, it`s tough even if you are able bodied. Everyone should be proud of them, even if your 13-17 yrs old, it`s no excuse for ignorance!
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Male 6
all u haters gonna go hell, what that dad must have went thru to give his son that experiance. That was very heart warming and a great example of the human spirit
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Male 2,057
i know its supposed to break my heart, but the music just ruined it for me
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Female 173
I bawled my eyes out.
that was so touching.


and DownInIt can go to hell.

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Male 2,720
OK, cheesy as a frigging fondue fountain...

But sweet story and everything.

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Male 3
amazing
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Female 455
That was so touching and beautiful. He must really love his son.
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Female 1
This made me cry so much, amazing, his son was sp happy at the end, beautiful!
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Female 21
DownInIt: You should be banned from this site. Your comment is a disgrace and I am embarrassed for you.
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Male 55
well put pete

this is a awesome story, and a real definiton of a loving father

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Male 55
There are some very insensitive people here. I just hope that you never have to deal with anything like this in your life time. I know that you are all still kids (13-17yrs) so are still very immature but this man has done something amazing and you just say you are bored or some derogatory remark. Well, I hope that you grow up someday and can appreciate what this Dad has done for his son. For me I think this was a real achievement and good for him!
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Female 648
People think that videos like this suck because they don`t understand the true meaning of worship. It was wonderful. I cried. I don`t care what others say.
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Female 1,972
Doesn`t matter who came in 1st...this man & son are the real winner. Truly amazing story.
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Female 1,211
aww what a good father.
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Male 1
I actually was there to see that race and it was pretty cool when he did finish, about 15 hours after starting. Way bigger cheers from the crowd than when the winner finished (around 8.5 hours)

The video is from that year`s Ironman Hawaii show (It won an emmy), and all the commentary, voiceover and real music was deleted for this new song.

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Female 150
I had to mute it, but the video itself was very moving.
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Male 1,354
Shutup axe9 you suck. I din`t know whether to be inspired by the dad or sickened by the lame jesus music.
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Male 66
ouch..i mean no harm to anyone..
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Male 62
I heard about this. That guy told his father that he wanted to compete in the Iron man so His father trained with him for years. He also built the bike attachment and stuff. That has to be one the the most caring Fathers I`ve seen.
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Female 45
That`s sad. Did not cure my boredom though..
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Male 31
F-ing cripple...
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Male 230
Was touching... but got boring.

Ya, I know I`m going to hell.

And screw you axe.

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Male 10,115
Link: Can [Rate Link] - A Dad who takes his disabled son on an Ironman triathlon.
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