Terry Fox Essay



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Terry Fox Essay
One of Terry's most famous quote was “I don’t feel that this is unfair. Thats the thing with cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try’’. Terry Fox made a huge impact on the world. Also did you know the night before Terry Fox got his surgery he was reading a book about an amputee that became a runner. Thats what started his devotion to run across Canada.

I chose my global citizen for many reasons. Terry Fox is very well known for different reasons. For example his goal was to run across canada and collect money with an amputated leg. That must have been a big challenge let alone the amputated leg. Plus he made bone cancer history. If you look at it its a really big accomplishment.

One of Terry Fox’s greatest achievements was to raise enough money to make bone cancer history. Thats just what he did even though he wasn't alive to see it happen. Now today he is remembered as a hero to anyone who gets bone cancer. He also ran a great distance. His goal was to run across canada. He ran approximately 42 kilometers (26 miles) a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st after 143 days and 5373 kilometers (3339 miles). In 1980 Terry Fox was awarded Lou Marsh Trophy, Person Of National Historic Significance and Canadian Newsmaker of the Year. Also in 1999 national survey named Terry Fox The Greatest Canadian Hero.

The impact Terry Fox had on the world was amazing. Just think of it he did all this stuff to let other people live while he died in the making of it. One of Terry Fox’s well known quote is “ I’m not doing this run to become famous “. That right there just shows how determined he is and how much he cares about other people before himself.



The reason why I chose Terry fox is simple. He is really well known for all the good stuff he did and he was probably the most well known hero ever at the time of his death. It doesnt matter how skinny, fat, tall, short. As long as you put your mind to it you can achieve your goal


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