Thirty-Five Years Ago Today an Entire Nation Deflated…

TerryFoxMemorial

On September 1, 1980 one of the most courageous endeavors that the country, if not the world, has ever seen came to a tragic and unexpected end. Terry Fox announced that his inspirational, and some would say, impossible, Marathon of Hope, was sadly over. The cancer that had taken his leg a few years earlier had now returned in his lungs, and he had to stop. He was running in Thunder Bay Ontario, but when …

     

Remembering Terry Fox on the 33rd Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope

Terry Fox

Thirty-three years ago today, one of the most legendary and momentous events in Canadian (global?) history got set in motion. On this day 33 years ago, 21-year old Terrance Stanley Fox dipped his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic Ocean near St. John’s Newfoundland and began an impossible trek known as the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. Millions of words have been written about this courageous and inspiring young man so this will not be an …