Terry Fox was a hero! He was a very clever person who had dreamed of finding a cure for cancer. Terry Fox loved to play basketball during his high school years. He wasn’t that good at it though, but he kept playing. He started to feel pain in his right knee, but he kept playing basketball until the pain was unbearable. He went to the doctor and then to the hospital because the doctor told him that he had bone cancer, and said his leg had to get amputated. That’s when before his amputation he read a book and he read that an amputee man was running, and it inspired him to run across Canada. He decided to collect 1 dollar from every Canadian and donate it to cancer reserch. After he got his amputation, he started his running across Canada. The look in his face was a mixture of pain and happiness because he was in pain from running but glad to be running for cancer research. He would run with a limp because he had a prostatic leg. Just as he was outside Thunder bay, Ontario the cancer came back, but this time, it was in his lungs. The cancer attack his lungs and he died, in 1981. Even though he was dead his dream continued and the Canadians kept raising more money to help cure cancer. So now you know the fascinating tale of Terry Fox and how he suffered a tragic death, but is still remembered to this day!
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