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Part B - Terry Fox - Civics ISU
Transcript of Part B - Terry Fox - Civics ISU
Display Civic Responsibility Terry Fox was born in 1958 in Winnipeg. A few years passed and his family moved to Port Coquitlam, B.C. In 1977, when a pain in his knee got so bad he could barely stand, he went to a hospital, where he was diagnosed and told he had osteopathic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. His right leg was amputated. He ran about 42 kilometers each day no matter what the weather was like. (Freezing rain, high winds, even snow) He was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Order of Canada. Terry Fox displayed civic responsibility by holding fundraisers for cancer research. These Fundraisers were held to insure that other Canadians would benefit from the research as well. Terry found a way to unite Canadians to work together and make a change, it also allowed people to see Terry’s is courage, and his strength. Terry cared about others while he was dying himself. Four important contributions that Terry Fox made for Canada would be how he helped and supported fundraisers that were held for cancer research by most of the Canadian elementary schools by doing what we call now “Terry Fox Runs". It also brought people world wide to help with the great cause. He helped raise over five million dollars in donations. He proved that the crippled and challenged are able to do more then what they are credited to do, he helped people to dream and have hope. He was named Newsmaker of the year in 1981 as well as companion of Order award.
“I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.
"When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason!” Quote 1 Quote 2 Purposeful Citizenship