Terry Fox

by Kyle from Bradford, Canada

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Terry FOX coin

Terry Fox was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He had older brothers named Darrel and Fred, sister Judith and a mother named Betty and father named Rolly. Terry went to Simon Fraser University. His favourite thing to do was to play sports like soccer, basketball and much more but his favourite thing to do was to run.

Terry Fox's challenge in life was to overcome cancer that he got in his right leg. The doctors had to amputate his leg. Terry's inspiration was Dick Traum because he ran in the New York City Marathon on one leg. Bobby Orr and Darryl Sittler were his hockey heroes.

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Picture of Terry Fox

The thing that Terry did to help other people was unbelievable because it's not something you can do every day and that's to raise money for cancer research with an amputated leg. Terry Fox tried to run across Canada so that people would donate money for cancer research.

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Terry Running

Terry Fox always inspired me to get up and be active. Terry always was my hero. I think that it would be very hard to overcome cancer. He must have gone though a lot of things when he ran across Canada. It is very sad that Terry died after all he went though. I think that there was no hero as great as him.

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Last edited 4/4/2007 12:00:00 AM

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MacLeod, Elizabeth . Great Canadians. Toronot: Kids Can Press, 2004.