Terry Fox: a shining example of one person’s ability to make a difference

Wonderful retrospective, thanks.

Robby Robin's Journey

Terry Fox was a young man who succumbed to cancer at the age of 22, a month short of his 23rd birthday. He died in 1981, 37 years ago. So how can a young man, dead all these years, be such an enduring inspiration in his native land of Canada and beyond? Well, it is to the credit of his family, who run the Terry Fox Foundation, to have kept his story alive. But Terry Fox, the young man who in the midst of dealing with his own cancer struggles decided he’d help other young people fighting cancer by raising money for cancer research, is the one who lived the astounding story.

Terry Fox was an athletic, fiercely competitive young man who grew up in British Columbia in western Canada. In 1977, at age 18, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg…

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