I remember hearing about this guy running across Canada in school. I’d go home at night and watch the news with my folks on his whereabouts and catch interviews and stories in the paper. I remember it impressed upon me the notion of perseverance even against the odds. It was the first memory I have of bravery. I have since lost many to the disease he so passionately ran to fight against and find a cure. He is truly a childhood hero who I recently painted. I attached the painting it is titled “Hero of Hope” a small tribute to shining example of selflessness.