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Terry fox

             Terrance Stanley Fox was mostly known for his attempt at running across Canada for cancer research. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 28th 1958. He was raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia and he was very athletic during his younger years. In 1977 while he was studying kinesiology, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called steogenic sarcoma. This caused his leg to be amputated six inches above his knee. During his recovery, he thought of the idea for the Marathon of Hope. The Marathon of Hope was a run across Canada to raise both money and awareness for cancer research. .
             He began his run on April 12th, 1980 in St-John's, Newfoundland. In the beginning of the marathon everyone thought he was just another crazy man with a crazy idea. No one could have ever believed that a normal man would ever run across Canada, let alone a man only with only one leg. As he made his way threw the provinces people started to take him more serious and believed in him more and more. .
             On September 1st 1980, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, the doctor's had found cancer in Terry's lungs forcing him to stop the marathon. Many people were sad to see that not only Terry was sick but also not able to see him enjoy the way he has impacted Canada today. He passed away on June 28th, 1981, one month before his 23rd birthday. His dream was to collect $1 from every Canadian. .
             To remember Terry Fox, a mountain in British Columbia was named after him and he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Today the Marathon of Hope is anual thing every year and many awards and grants are named after him.

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