As he neared the 18 mile mark, Terry could see miles of supporters along the highway, cheering him on, saying, “Keep going, you can do it, we’re all behind you.” Terry felt like he was having a heart attack, the pain was so intense. He took a break and crawled into his sleeping bag, hoping the pain might subside. It didn’t. Terry got back up, ran another mile until he could see no more people along the road. It was then he said to himself, “This may be my last mile.” He got in the van and asked his best friend Doug to take him to a hospital. Later that day, Terry called his parents in Port Coquitlam and told them the cancer had returned. He had run his last mile of the Marathon of Hope.
In his last journal entry, all Terry wrote was: “21 miles. 3,339 miles total.”