Terry Fox by Leslie Scrivener

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  • Title: Terry Fox
  • Author: Leslie Scrivener
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: December 2010
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 1551995867

 

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Terry Fox, the one-legged runner from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, made an indelible impression upon individuals throughout Canada and around the globe. An excellent athlete with a cussed and aggressive spirit, he misplaced his leg to most cancers at 19, however stated “no one is ever going to name me a quitter.” On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out from St. John’s, Newfoundland to start the run throughout Canada that he named the Marathon of Hope. His ambition was to boost one million {dollars} for most cancers analysis. It wasn’t simple. Initial assist from communities different from terrific to nothing in any respect. His prosthetic leg was painful to run on, and there have been all the time visitors and excessive climate situations to take care of. But, by the time he reached Ontario – a journey of more than 3,000 kilometres – phrase of his achievement had unfold, and hundreds cheered him and adopted his progress. Terry’s spirits soared, and now he hoped to boost $22 million {dollars} – one greenback for each Canadian. He succeeded on this ambition, however the Marathon of Hope ended close to Thunder Bay, Ontario on September 1, 1980. The most cancers had unfold to his lungs, and, after working 24 miles in someday, on the subsequent he may run no additional. When most cancers lastly claimed his life in 1981, Canada mourned the lack of a hero, however the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope lives on. The Terry Fox Foundation raised more than $17 million in 1999, and assist for the occasion nationally and around the globe is rising. From the Hardcover version

 

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