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His Story (Revised)
Cancer isnt a mystery any more. It is a tale of audacity and hope, about a young man of twenty-two who did what many people considered impossible, running across Canada with a prosthetic where his right leg had been amputated. The book contains a map, which shows his run — The Marathon of Hope. It started from St. John's, Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario — a distance over five thousand kilometers between April 12 and September 1, By this time, the cancer had spread to his lungs, and he was no longer physically capable of running. Sadly, because the Marathon of Hope only lasted six months, there is not really much of a story in retelling the events of the run.
Terry kept a diary of his daily experiences, and some of his entries are included. These add a personal touch and tell readers a considerable amount about his character, but much of the story of his run, as difficult as it was, is not overly exciting, and a tad monotonous.
However, this biography is a joyous story, made possible by his sheer guts and determination. Few people, faced with Terry Fox's problems, could accomplish what he did. Fewer would even try. It is a story struck by his courage, determination, and audacity. These character qualities gave him the will to continue his run when common sense must have told him to stop. Terry Fox: His Story was written and researched extremely well. He was an enthusiastic athlete, playing soccer, rugby, baseball, and basketball.
He took up cross-country runner because he wanted to please and respect his coach — he did not have much desire for the sport. He would be diagnosed with osteosarcoma during his collegiate years and ended up amputating his right leg. Eventually, he would get an idea to raise sorely needed funds for cancer research by running across Canada — The Marathon of Hope. It was Terry Fox's initial hope to raise one million dollars, then ten million, and later sought to raise a dollar for every Canadian, which were approximately twenty-four million people at that time.
All in all, Terry Fox: His Story is a wonderfully written biography of a man full of guts, determination, courage, and more importantly hope. Sep 11, Teena in Toronto rated it liked it Shelves: canadian. He was athletic and enjoyed running and basketball. When he was 19, they discovered he had a cancerous tumour and his right leg was amputated at the knee. With an artificial leg, he began running again and played wheelchair basketball.
On April 12, , Terry began the Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. He hoped to raise one dollar from each of Canada's 24 million people. He began in St. John's, NF, in April and ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day. On September 1, , he was forced to end his run outside Thunder Bay because the cancer had spread to his lungs.
He headed home to BC immediately to begin treatment and passed away in June This book is Terry's story. It starts with his childhood, finding out he had cancer and dealing with his artificial leg, details the Marathon of Hope including quotes from Terry's diary , the second bout of cancer, his death and what has happened since then.
Though he came through Sydney in the beginning of May after making his way through Newfoundland, I don't have any recollection of that, which I thought was strange considering what a big deal it was and still is. Then I read in this book that when he got to Sydney Nobody even knew. It wasn't even in the media.
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One of Terry's earliest supporters was Isadore Sharp, founder of the Four Seasons Hotels, who proposed an annual fundraising run in Terry's name. Terry agreed but insisted that the runs be non-competitive. The first Terry Fox Run was on on September 13, The Run has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research I got this book last week at a fundraising meet 'n greet for our neighbourhood Terry Fox Run with Fred Fox, Terry's brother, in attendance.
I'd walked 5km in this Run last year for the first time. This year, in addition to again walking 5km, I'm also volunteering our walk is this Sunday. Mar 10, Elaine Cougler rated it it was amazing. Leslie Scrivener's revised edition of this book is a wonderful read for any Canadian and anyone else in the world who wants to be uplifted by an unbelievable story. Each chapter is entitled with one of Terry Fox's quotes which fact makes the flow from one chapter to another very moving.
Terry was the one-legged runner in who set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He was a determined young man who decided to make a difference and his story is riveting. The person be Leslie Scrivener's revised edition of this book is a wonderful read for any Canadian and anyone else in the world who wants to be uplifted by an unbelievable story. The person behind the scenes basically running the event on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society was Dr. Ron Calhoun. I am writing Ron's biography and read Scrivener's book as part of the research. I liked it so well I just ordered my own copy.
For an uplifting tale about this young man, pick up your own copy to read. You will be astounded. And watch for my related book in another year or so! Jul 24, Tyler rated it it was amazing. I was only a toddler when Terry began his run across Canada, but it's always an inspirational story to revisit. It really is a remarkable story of an ordinary person doing extraordinary things for the good of everyone, and giving everything he could to the cause. As I finished reading on this on the train into work, it seemed maybe someone was cutting onions nearby, or maybe it was dusty - I'm not sure but something was making my eyes tear up.
As a bo 10 Stars for Terry Fox and his amazing story. As a book review, it's maybe not 5-star, but the underlying story certainly is. Jun 19, Martin rated it it was amazing. I perhaps took too long a time to finally read this book because I was concerned I might find out something about my childhood - and eternal - hero that I might dislike, and taint my hallowed image of him. I couldn't be more wrong. Terry was the man I thought he was, and as human and as extraordinary as I figured he'd be, and I found even more of myself in him than I anticipated I would, and he remains on the pedestal I placed him on.
No regrets in life. I read it when I was supposed to.