The Terry Fox Foundation website inform that Terry Fox born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 28, 1958. He had been athlete since he was kid. He was a basketball player in High School, and he loved it. In his first year at Simon Fraser University, Terry Fox started to feel pain in his leg. He thought that pain was normal as normal. …show more content…
The main idea was run across Canada to raise money for a cancer research. He started the journey on April 12, 1980, and it called “The Marathon of Hope”. He kicked off in St John's, Newfoundland. He ran 5,373 kilometers in 143 days. His aim was raised one dollar from each Canadian person. If everyone donated one dollar, he could have earned in total of 24 million dollars. His noble determination hit really triumph. Nowadays, the total funds collected is more than C$ 650 million. This money has been given hope for millions of patients. Sadly, he was forced to stop running due to new relapse cancer on April 1980 conform the website The Terry Fox Research Institute.
I truly believe in some negative points about him to be a Canadian hero. He had the great idea to run over Canada, but he did not think about his treatment. In my opinion, he was negligent about his problem. With fame and success of his initiative he was careless to seek an appropriate treatment to his disease. At the end, he lost his life.
In spite of his rapidly advancing disease and his death, his legacy left for the whole world to fight against cancer. I strongly believe that Terry Fox was a remarkable Canadian even suffering he could show that we can do much more for each other not thinking only in yourself. He demonstrates a wonderful passion action and humanitarian