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by JB, posted on 8:08 AM, October 22, 2013
|Hi there. I live in the UK, so Terry's story has reached far, and down the years. I first heard about Terry by simply reading Douglas Coupland's Wikipedia page, and realised there was a book of his I had not read; I ordered it right away without even knowing what it was. When Terry dropped through my letterbox, I read it with interest and finished it with tears in my eyes, quite stunned by a young man's vision, strength and tenacity.
I've been running for several years anyway, but this inspired me to use it as a means to change and help my community. I've run three marathons now to support my local hospice - each one was completed wearing a Terry Fox Loonie around my neck, which a local artist had altered for me. He cut around the figure of Terry, it really looked amazing and accompanied me for thousands of training miles in the cold and dark, wet British winters. Sadly, I lost the coin last week but hope to replace it soon! I've attached a photo of Mick's brilliant work.
Terry Fox has been the most remarkable inspiration to me. 20 miles into a run I would remind myself that compared to what he endured, I had it easy. I might be hurting, but in a relative sense, it was small fry. And just to keep on moving forward.
I'm burbling. I just really wanted to say thank you.