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This 8-Year-Old Boy Finished a Triathlon — But He Didn't Do It Alone

A true story of brotherly love.

Image source: screengrab via WMAQ-TV

His brother may not be able to walk or even talk, but 8-year-old Noah Aldrich thinks he's "perfect."

“I like everything about him,” he told KTVB-TV. “He’s perfect.”

Noah's brother, 6-year-old Lucas, was born with lissencephaly, a rare crippling brain condition that limits mobility and lifespan, but his Boise, Idaho family has never let his condition get in the way of an active lifestyle, they told KTVB.

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So when Noah told his mom that he wanted to take Lucas along on a kids' triathlon, she was supportive.

Noah pulled his brother on a bicycle...

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...pushed him in a stroller...

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...and even towed him in an inflatable raft.

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When the brothers crossed the triathlon finish line last month, it was a triumph for the whole family.

The Aldrich family hopes to turn their experience into help for other families through the Lucas House, a charitable organization serving children with life-threatening conditions.

See more of the family's story from KTVB here.

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

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