To read about Terry Fox in Spanish, click here to visit Mi Heroe’s Terry Fox story.
MY HERO continues to get information on Terry Fox's global impact:
* Chris from Irving, Texas wrote:
Tomorrow is the annual Terry Fox run here in Irving, Texas. I never knew anything about Terry Fox except that once a year a BUNCH of runners run past my house in a run sponsored in his name. I'd learned he had cancer and figured it was some wealthy relations that kicked up this event in his memory. Tonight I did an Internet search on Terry Fox and one of the things that popped up was Andy's 'My Hero' story. This is where I learned Terry's story. I am not surprised that he is a lot of people's hero! I want to thank your site and hope you can get my e-mail forwarded to Andy
so he can see that, indeed, Americans as far south as Dallas, Texas, have heard of Terry Fox.
Every year we sit out front and cheer the runners on. This year I'm going to put up flags in his honor and next year, if I can find a poster of Terry Fox, I'll put that out too...as an inspiration to all the participants.
Thanks y'all for your part in enlightening me about TF. I wish I could muster up half the initiative, courage and pure tenacity that man must've had!
* Robert DELOGNE organised a Terry Fox run in 97-98 in the little village of Alle sur Semois (Belgium). He wrote:
In 1997 there were 375 runners who raised 10,750 cad$. In 1998 there were 543 runners who raised 21,000cad$. People who join the TERRY FOX runs all over the world help to move forward the search for a cancer cure. His legacy lives on in the efforts of all those inspired to carry on with his work.
* Alex S. wrote:
Terry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1958. In 1977, Terry was diagnosed with cancer and they amputated his right leg. Terry decided to fight back. The Marathon of Hope started on April 12, 1980 to 1981. He ran over 2,128 miles in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. In Ottawa and Thunder Bay there is a monument. Terry made people's lives better and his name lives on. The reason I chose Terry is because he encouraged me to run in the Terry Fox Run which raised over one millon dollars.