This dad is my hero — he should be yours too (27 Photos)

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Rick Beek’s Facebook page

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  • dave

    Anyway we can donate for equipment upkeep so they can keep racing?

    • Eddie

      Dave – I was getting ready to say the same thing. Is there a way we can donate to keep their equipment up to date or to help with some equipment for their home that he can use to train. There has to be something we can do for them. Like others I thought of myself as a great father time to take a look in the mirror.

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  • G1880

    #6 had me welling up a bit….and so if I can swear just a little to get my point across?
    That man is a fucking awesome dad, more power to him and his family.
    My hat is off to you sir as you run by.

  • Onlooker

    You sir, are a real father, man and human being. Thank you.

  • Joshua

    What an inspiration. Love this story. GO TEAM MADDY!!! KCCO
    What being DAD is all about.

  • David

    God bless this man for having a strength that I don't know that I would have with my own kids.

  • F3n1x187

    g'damn I told the minions that onions were banned from close spaces………

    way to go sir #KCCO

  • tv_paul

    When you have a child ( especially a special needs one) it changes your entire life. This is a true man's man who puts everything to the side to make his child's life more enjoyable. You sir are a true hero.

  • Andy

    Just like a true Chiver! KCCO to you sir!

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  • KyleGamgee

    Fighting tears, man

  • thetech2

    #27 very inspiring story carry on awesome dad you truly are awesome

  • skyfireCO

    This is absolutely amazing – what a wonderful father.

  • Mark

    This is amazing and I don't want to take anything away from this story, but you should also look at Team Hoyt ( They are a father son team that have been doing the same thing since 1977 and have completed over 1000 races now and have completed 6 full Ironmans. One of the most amazing stories I have ever heard.

  • http://thechive squinter72

    Beautiful , the both of them !!

  • Kevin

    Let this be an inspiration to all of us! Incredible!

  • ted

    As a dad, this makes me want to try just a little harder.

  • captainmalcolm

    KCCO to the Dad of the decade. Wow.

  • Ben

    KCCO Rick & Maddy!

  • Zach

    simply amazing and inspiring.. way to KCCO Rick and Maddy!!!

  • bignewf

    Another example that theres still a few good people left in the world………the chive is an amazing community full of amazing people KCCO

  • Mike Treaster

    And not a single dry eye was found on that day.

  • Furdurp

    So awesome. I’m a mother of a 17 year old autistic son. His father decided to exit our lives when he was 4, because it was to much for him to deal with. You sir are an awesome example of a real man and father.

  • mdubs

    Ack. I've got something in my eye.

    Awesome story. KCCO Rick and Maddy! You inspire others to do great things.

  • Seriously

    I've got something in my eyes now. Damn.

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