Terry Fox

Terry Fox

His Story

Book - 2000
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Presents the story of Terry Fox, who embarked on a cross-country run he called the Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2000
Edition: New rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9780771080197
Branch Call Number: 362.1969940092 Fox -S 2000
Characteristics: viii, 234 p. : ill., map


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rb3221 Jun 24, 2015

In Terry Fox's own words,"the whole thing was such an adventure". Right from the beginning of his incredible journey, Terry said, "I wanted to try the impossible and show it could be done". Part of his message was that a disability did not have to be a handicap. One of his key supporters, Rick Hansen, would certainly agree.
When in the hospital to have his leg amputated he saw many young and suffering cancer patients , he became relentless in his quest once he decided that his role, his mission was to help in the fight against cancer. And he did it his way! He became inspired and said, "no one is going to call me a quitter" and then proceeded to run 20-25 miles for 143 days in heat, cold, wind and rain until he could go no further. One of his key accomplishments was that he changed the vocabulary from victim to survivor and he raised $24 million before he died and as much as $650 million to 2015.
Leslie's Scrivener book is an honest account of his journey including his strengths, weaknesses and faults. It is a well written organized book with lots of Terry Fox quotes which makes it even more interesting. It is a very worthwhile yet emotional read about one of the greatest Canadians of all time.

Nov 08, 2007


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