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Hoping To Meet A Hero

Terry had inspired me tremendously in 1980, & has ever since with his Marathon Of Hope. Motivated by Terry I decided it was time to live my dream, while hoping to meet up with my Hero to say hi and thanks. My dream was to cycle from Vancouver to Halifax. On Sept 4th I dipped my ten speed cycle wheels into the Pacific inspired by Terry who had done so on the other side of Canada with his leg. Our home town volunteer fire department supported my dream, as well as folks from home town, so I was able to stay at many fire halls across Canada. I was able to accomplish my goal of cycling across this beautiful country, thanks to Terrys inspiration & courage that was the wind behind my back. Terry had to stop running on Sept 1st, 1980 due to illness but hoped to con’t soon. It wasn’t to be. So I didn’t get to cross paths with Terry in 1980 however in 2014 I met my Heros Dad Rolly at a BC Lions football game and was able to share how much his son made other Canadians Dreams come true including my own.

Chris Parlow

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