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Terry Fox Leadership Presentation
Transcript of Terry Fox Leadership Presentation
He had an older brother Fred and a younger brother and sister, Darrell and Judith
The boys all loved sports and were very very competivie
Their parents strongly enforced respect and good behavior, even during their adulthood
Terry was very driven, when he felt sick with the flu or a cold he attended school anyway as he didn’t want to fall behind in his classwork, but most of all he didn’t want to miss a moment of basketball.
Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980
He began with very little fanfare, but his reputation and money raised soon began to grow tremendously
He ran appoximately 26 miles a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario without resting a day
However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 3,339 miles of running, Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs
Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22
The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning, to date, over $550 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name R.I.P Brotha Over 30 countries world wide He will never be forgotten “I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.” Terry Fox is a legend in Canada. His life and vision has transformed the nation and the world.
Through his work, Cancer has entered the national psyche and its maliciousness has become a national endeavour to eradicate.
He had started with a goal – to run across 5300 miles of Canada by running two hundred marathons in a row with no rest days in between.
His critics thought of him as crazy, but he had a vision that defied the status quo.
Through his example he would lead a nation into his world of change and his vision of hope. Childhood At age 18, Terry was diagnosed with bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated six inches above the knee in 1977
While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope. Cancer Diagnosis The Marathon of Hope Terry was a transformational leader. He had an opportunity to express himself through running and community involvement and engagement
To produce his vision he had to influence others by being the active agent in the change he wanted to see
His followers would then transform his vision by making it their own without the use of modern technology
His endeavour exemplified his openness to experience, he had self belief and a high locus of control
His mindset of not allowing cancer to halt his beliefs is a demonstration of surgency, which lead to an initiative of running across the country