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Terrance Stanley (Terry) Fox, , , athlete, humanitarian, cancer research activist (born 28 July 1958 in , ; died 28 June 1981 in , ). Terry Fox inspired the nation and the world through his courageous struggle against cancer and his determination to raise funds for cancer research. Not long after losing his right leg to cancer, Fox decided to run across Canada to raise awareness and money for cancer research. He ran from , Newfoundland, to , Ontario, covering 5,373 km in 143 days, but was forced to halt his Marathon of Hope when cancer invaded his lungs. He died shortly before his 23rd birthday. The youngest person to be made a Companion of the , he was also named a Person of National Historic Significance by the Government of Canada and was inducted into . His courage and determination have inspired millions of people around the world, many of whom participate in the annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research.
Terry Fox - Home – The Canadian Homeschooler
Born July 28, 1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Terry Stanley Fox’s life began very much like mine and other young Canadians. At an early age, he acquired a taste for athletics, participating in numerous extracurricular sports such as soccer, rugby and baseball. After being told by his basketball coach that his small five foot tall stature was better suited for long distance running , Fox took his advice in stride and began cross country running. And so his story would begin.
I was just a child when I first heard the name – Terry Fox. In my colorful grade school classroom my teacher told the story of a young man with a wooden leg. She explained that this courageous man visited her school many years before and spoke of his dream of running across Canada. I was too young to understand the magnitude of his dream, to run such a great distance with a wooden leg. It wasn’t until many years later that I learned the story of Terry Fox was much more than just a man with a wooden leg and a dream.