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Bump in the Road
by Belleville Ontario , posted on 1:23 PM, September 4, 2014
My name is Taylor Bertelink, I am 18 years old and in July of 2014 I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in the bone of my right shoulder blade. I graduated from grade 12 and had plans of attending College in September. I really thought I had my life figured out, plans fell into place, and everything felt right about my decisions. After my diagnosis my plans were brought to a stop. It was devastating to have your life take such a drastic turn. It would be easy to become bitter and ask the impossible question, "why me?" Today and everyday forward I choose to see the positives in my situation. I choose to give thanks for all that I am blessed with.
On September 14th, 2014 I will be participating in the Terry Fox run before I start my new journey of Chemo and surgery. I believe that everything happens for a reason. After all, a persons path in life is never straight, and mine happens to simply have a bump in the road.
My 7 year old grandson
by Barbara Morris, Penticton BC, posted on 10:31 AM, July 25, 2014
My grandsons are visiting from Sherwood Park AB. I had the youngest one Liam at the park. He came running over to me and asked me "did you see me running like 'Terry the Fox'? He told me he has run many times in the 'Terry the Fox' run at school. I was so amused by his terminology and on further reflection was moved by the fact that Terry Fox is well known by this younger generation. I remember living in Port Coquitlam when Terry did his original run and also visiting his statue in Ontario where he had to end his run. I think of him as very much a part of our lives but never thought of him in the lives of my grandchildren. Thank you for keeping his memory alive in everything you do. I wanted his mother to hear this story about Liam because I thought she would appreciate it!
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