Joao Vicente, who suffered a stroke at 20 months old, was strapped into a frame on top of a modified skateboard that was then pushed around by his mom, Laura Costa Patron.
“My son is a kid full of kindness, wishes and dreams and one of them, for a long time, has been to go skateboarding,” she said, according to CEN. “For kids with cerebral palsy or any kind of disability, having dreams and wishes is not allowed. The world is always saying no.”
When Tyler Moon, 25, of Minneapolis, Minn., chose to add the words “Jesus Saves” on his race bib, he didn’t realize the impact it would have on his life and others. He just wanted to share his faith.
Eight miles into his 10-mile race, he collapsed from cardiac arrest and a nurse named Jesus “Jesse” Bueno, who was only steps behind him, stopped and gave him life-saving medical attention, along with other medical professionals, until paramedics arrived.
Moon’s heart is fine, thankfully, as he is set to marry his fiance, Amy Greene, in January.
“Thank you to everyone who helped me and thanks to all the runners who stopped and saved my life,” Moon told Fox News. “I believe God placed all those people there at the right time and the right place for His glory.”