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A Glimmer of Hope

April 8th, 2018|

A Glimmer of Hope I recall clearly, we were driving west on Dundas Street Woodstock onto Governors Road towards London and there he was,.................................his own running style and we cheered and hooted BUT his face showed signs of other things we knew not. I feel fortunate to have met his mother Betty and to chat when living in Lake Errock BC. No matter how often I crossed Canada I (we) always stopped at his monument at Thunder Bay. What he started and has done for others the world over is without words for it was so great and I'm [...]

Met my hero

April 8th, 2018|

Met my hero I followed Terry's run from the beginning. I thought courageous he was. That summer we were on a family vacation in a place called Grundy lake. Just by chance we came out from the camp ground to get groceries and saw a crowd forming. I wondered what was going on until I saw his support vehicle coming. I ran out to the road and got some pics of him . I even managed to get my parents yo buy one of his shirts. Which I still have today. I remember it like it was yesterday. Paul Romanishen [...]

The little blonde girl in the big kiss

April 8th, 2018|

The little blonde girl in the big kiss I remember July 11/1980 Terry entered the Scarborough Civic Center. He made some speeches and then was introduced to a blonde girl, 14 years old. She was wearing her pathfinders uniform and holding a daffodil that she gave to him. He leaned down talked to her, she kissed him on the cheek and gave him the daffodil. After some photos he was on his way again. That little blonde girl was my big sister Anne Marie Von Zuben. Terry Fox was the only boy ever good enough for a kiss from [...]

This is history.

April 8th, 2018|

This is history. - We were in our car travelling the route between our home in Aylmer and our family cottage near Saint-Sauveur. It was raining along the stretch of road when we spotted Terry on his route. I remember pressing my nose to the window to watch him. I remember distinctly the hop shift shuffle of his pace. My mother slowed down to a snail’s pace and told my brother and I to pay attention. She said "Remember this moment. You are in the middle of history". Even today, if I close my eyes, I am that little [...]

My inspiration to fight my own battle

April 8th, 2018|

My inspiration to fight my own battle I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Terry Fox. But he was close to me throughout his run. I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in the spring of ‘79, at the age of 7. I was in/out of the hospital during Terry’s run. I remember seeing him as a beacon of light for me. Uncertain how my own battle would unfold, it was awesome to see another person fighting as hard as Terry was. I was hoping to be able to see Terry when he would pass through Winnipeg, health permitting. Sadly, [...]

Terry Fox

April 8th, 2018|

Terry Fox - I was living in Toronto at the time, I remember thinking how brave this young man was walking across Canada to help raise awareness and the fight against cancer. I will always remember that warm humid day watching this young man with so much courage and strength a lasting impression and hope for all who suffer from cancer. His legacy will live on in all of us. Patsy Turple

Birthday Wishes

April 8th, 2018|

Birthday Wishes I remember, like many Canadians, starting to hear more and more about this amazing person who was running across Canada. I would listen on the CBC about his journey and his day and would think to myself that this was simply amazing. Then, the unbelievable...Terry's Marathon of Hope was going to come to my small town! Anticipation grew. I got more and more excited and the energy in my little town started to bubble over. Plans were made. Routes and stops and celebrations were all set. I was am one of the lucky ones...I saw him that [...]

Vivid Memory Even Today

April 8th, 2018|

Vivid Memory Even Today My mom Audrey Bilton kept talking about a young man by the name of Terry Fox, Marathon of Hope, she wanted to make him something special - so she made a little ceramic book with gold writing on it, she was thrilled that he would be coming through our small hometown of Rockwood. My fiance and I Joe Chisholm seen him running on Highway 7 from Guelph heading towards Rockwood, so I let my Mom know he was coming. I still remember his courage and determination as he ran down the highway. So much pride, [...]

A place in my heart

April 8th, 2018|

A place in my heart - I was 4 when Terry started his run. My brothers and I would run to the TV every time we heard his commercial and we called him Run, Terry, Run. I loved him so much. When his funeral was on TV, my Mom was too sad to watch it. I was 5 and sat by myself and watched his funeral. ? I was thrilled last summer to see his statue in St John's. He's very special to me and has a place in my heart. ? Jana Mutch [...]

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