Throughout our country’s history there have been many people whom we have classified as true Canadian heroes. There are war heroes like Billy Bishop, inventors such as Charles Best and Frederick Banting, and sports heroes like Paul Henderson. One name that will always come to mind is Terry Fox. Terry Fox inspired many Canadians to be motivated regardless of any obstacles that they may be faced to overcome.
Terry Fox inspired many Canadians to be motivated regardless of any obstacles they may be faced to overcome. Terrance Stanley Fox was born on July 28th 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Terry spent most of his life in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. (Bisson 76). Growing up Terry was a very active kid, as he would try to get involved with a lot of the school and community sports. (Bisson 76). Terry like his father Rolly Fox, was a competitive person. (Groiler). His passion and enthusiasm for basketball kept him motivated to try out for his Junior High School team. Although he saw little playing time in his early years of high school he continued to dedicate himself to improving his game. He would eventually win the high school’s athlete of the year award in grade twelve. Terry later enrolled at Simon Fraser University where he studied
Kinesiology in an attempt to become a physical education teacher. (SFU). Terry’s determination earned him a spot on the Simon Fraser Junior varsity basketball team. (SFU). However on November 12th 1976, Terry’s life took a turn for the worse when he got in a car accident and seriously injured his right leg. (Bisson 76). Later on in the year he started feeling pain again but decided to leave it until the end of basketball season. By March of 1977 the pain was getting stronger and Terry was forced to go to the...