by Matt from Nova Scotia in Canada
A hero is a great person who people remember because he or she did something that made a great difference in a someone else's life. Terry Fox is a great example for a hero. Terry Fox was a very smart person. He was a very determined person. Third, he was a
very caring person. These are some of the reasons why Terry Fox is my hero.
Terry was a very smart person. He finished high school as a honor's student. He
wanted to become a teacher and applied to the Vancouver’s Simon Framer
University. Terry was also very smart. He knew that cancer was going to kill a lot of
people in the future and he had to do something.
Terry was known as a very determined person. Terry did not like to
miss a day of school and was determined not to do so. Terry was very determined to raise
money for cancer. He was determined to raise a dollar from every Canadian, which would
have been at the time $24.1 million. To raise the money, he wanted to run across
Canada. He started his quest in the fall of 1979. He ran though Newfoundland, Nova
Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newbrunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. Terry could not
finish the race because he died on June 28,1981. This is why Terry was a determined
Terry was a very caring person. Terry was a caring person because he gave up the rest of
his life to try and raise as much money as he could for cancer reseach. To this day, the
total amount raised is his name is $360 million. Terry wanted to find the cure for
cancer to save himself and thousands of other people. He was also very
caring towards his family. He knew that now he had only one leg, his family would have
to take care of him more and he did not want them to give up a lot of their time, so he went
out and made a difference. This is why he was a caring person.
Terry Fox is a great example of a hero. Terry was a very smart person. Terry was known to be a determined person. He also was a very caring person. I think Terry Fox is the greatest hero.
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