Terry Fox

Terry Fox is a hero to many Canadians for his Marathon of Hope – an endeavour for which he is commemorated with a statue directly across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the nation’s capital1. Born in 1958 in in Winnipeg, at age 8 Fox moved with his family to British Colombia where he became an avid basketball player. In 1977 constant pain in his right leg was diagnosed as osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. His leg had to be amputated above the knee and Fox underwent an intensive program of chemotherapy. He retained a positive attitude…

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