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Transcript of Terry fox
He had to amputate his leg
Dick Traum's article inspired Terry
He embarked in a 14 months training to complete a marathon
Terry had a new purpose :
To live his life in a way that would help others find courage!
The beginning : Preparation
In August 1979, Fox competed in his first marathon
After the run, he revealed his full plan
Fox sent a letter to the Canadian Cancer Society and several corporations for funding's and donations
Fox turned away any companies that requested he endorse their products and donations that carried conditions
The cross Canada marathon
Started on April 12, 1980, in St. Johns, Newfoundland
Doug Alward supported him by driving the van and cooking
Fox was encouraged when arriving in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
He left the Maritimes on June 10
When entering Quebec, Fox faced challenges
What an amazing human being!!
Terry's early life
Born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg and settled in Port Coquitlam in British Columbia
November 12, 1976, Fox had a car accident leaving him with a sore knee
By March 1977, he finally went to the hospital and was then diagnosed with osteosarcoma
At this point, he had caught Isadore Sharp's attention
Fox arrived in Hawkesbury on the last Saturday of June
In Toronto, 10,000 people joined Terry and$100,000 was raised that day alone
Fox met Bobby Orr, which was his highlight
He had not taken a day of rest since Montreal
By August, Fox was exhausted before he began his run
September 1, was the end of Terry's journey
$1.7 million was raised when Terry was forced to abandon
CTV organized a nationwide telethon
The 5 hour event raised $10.5 million
$23 million was raised by next April
In 1980, Terry won many awards
On June 19, 1981, was re-admitted to the Hospital
He died on June 28, 1981 at 4:35 am
The Government of Canada ordered flags across the country lowered to half mast
His funeral was broadcast on national television
In 1999, Canadians named him Canada's greatest hero
In 2004, he finished second to Tommy Douglas
Survival rate's are up to 80 % in younger patients since Fox's death
The Marathon of Hope has raised $650 million