An inspirational role model
Even at an early age, Terry Fox’s dreams seemed bigger than his ability to achieve them. In Grade eight, he worked hard to make his school basket team, and, despite his small size, accomplished his task. After being diagnosed with a rare bone cancer at the age of 18, Terry again set his sights high. For one magnificent summer, an entire nation ran stride for painful stride with a young man whose desire was to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, and in doing so, to meet the challenge of the disease that took his leg. Terry Fox did that, calling his dream the Marathon of Hope and uniting a nation around a common cause. And although the cancer he so bravely fought took his life, his legacy was just the beginning.