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Terry Fox

  • Date Submitted: 12/08/2013 09:50 AM
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In Canadian history there are many famous people. When I think about the many people that have made a difference in our Canadian history, one individual comes to mind. His name is Terry Fox.   Early in his life, Terry discovered he had cancer. He, therefore, decided to run across Canada. Terry was a brave young man, and was not scared of anything. Running across Canada was his way to show the world that he was not giving up without a fight.
Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 28, 1958.In his early childhood, his family relocated to Port Coquintlam, British Columbia. He was very athletic from a young age. When he was in the eighth grade, Terry was rated the worst player on his basketball team, a nineteen out of nineteen. During that first season, he was on the court for approximately one minute although this did not affect Terry. Two years later he was the star player on his team, and by the time he graduated, he was one of only two athletes who received the schools most prestige athletic award.
Terry Fox was a victim of cancer at a young age that caused him to have his leg amputated. After that, he decided to run a marathon called the Marathon of Hope through Canada, to raise one dollar for each Canadian facing cancer. In the first day of his run, he was faced with gale force winds, heavy rain, and a snowstorm. However, he kept on his mission and trudged forward. The first place Terry visited; he raised $10,000, which gave him hope to continue on. He ran 43 kilometers a day through Canada's Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, and Ontario.
Terry Fox also had a lot of faith and strength, and never gave up on himself. He believed he could accomplish anything if he tried. He never ran to be famous. He ran for cancer research and to show the world what he was able to do, even though he had an artificial leg. As long as he was running for children's sake, he was happy to do it. No matter what anyone said to bring him down, Terry didn’t listen. He believed in...

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