By: Flora Cheung  (3)  Class: P6H
BRIEF INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Terrance Stanley Fox (Terry Fox) was born on July 28, 1958 and passed away on June 28, 1981. </...
BIRTH <ul><li>He was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His parents  were Rolly and Betty Fox. He has tw...
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND <ul><li>There was not a cure for cancer and he had his legs amputated. That was the reason why he ra...
CHILDHOOD <ul><li>He loved all sorts of sports – rugby, soccer, diving etc. But, he was very short so he had to work harde...
SCHOOLING <ul><li>He graduated with honours from Port Coquitlam Senior Secondary School (which was later renamed Terry Fox...
DREAMS <ul><li>His dreams is to raise money for cancer research because he had his leg amputated because of cancer and he ...
DEATH <ul><li>He developed pneumonia in June 1981 and went into coma on June 27 th . He died on the 28 th  at 4:37 a.m. , ...
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY <ul><li>He had raised a lot of money for cancer research and in the end, he raised millions of dol...
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE MARATHON OF HOPE <ul><li>Terry began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John's, Newfo...
ROUTE TAKEN
Sources <ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox   </li></ul><ul><li>www.dailyspeculations.com   </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
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  • I went to high school with Terry Fox and played basketball against him. A popular teen but little arrogant, this young man was stricken by a cursed and deadly disease that affect millions. Terry did a phenomenal feat in which he knew from the onset that, it would elevate him to international fame and to this day he deserves his accolades as one of the greatest Canadians of all times. However, having said that, his parents in their tunnel-vision overzealous crusade crave the limelight at all cost and their media attention is boring. If they had their way, Terry Fox's name would be plastered on everything from mountains to Rideau hall. We have schools, icebreakers, streets, etc. honoring this young man and enough is enough! Years ago, there was a campaign to name a new mountain in Fox's name and thank god that went nowhere. It was sickening to see Terry Fox's name attached to an award at the Olympic 2010 as Terry was not an Olympian and, once again Roland and Betty Fox are at the center of attention like they ran part way across this nation, not Terry. There are countless Canadians who died in WW1 and WW2 for our freedoms and we do not see their names attached to everything and let us be clear, their sacrafices were monumental. Terry Fox's dream raised more than $400 million in the international stage and we should admire his unbelievable legacy but the Fox family and their supporters go too far! There is more to life than Terry Fox, what is next to rename Port Coquitlam, Terry Foxville? This is not about jealousies it is about the difference between 'excessiveness' and 'reasonableness' to which the latter does not prevail. I donated some of my work week's earnings at Port Coquitlam High School when we all learnt he needed an operation to amputate his leg and felt sorry for him. Let the kid rest in peace RIP), his parents go too far and love to shine under the umbrella of the media spotlight like some spoiled brat kid. We have buildings painted with the image of Terry Fox, a library in his name, statutes across this landscape and probably his name honored in the history books of Canada, 'Order of Canada. I feel sad for the family that, the parent's do not know their limit and to have an award at the 2010 Olympics is just another stunt to show off. People need to learn 'humbleness' and I am confident that, there are many great Canadians who are just as worthy of their accolades as Terry Fox whose name are overshadowed by this one individual. We should not forget this man's sacrafices, suffering and senseless young death but let us not make him out to be a 'god'. What is next, to solicit the morally corrupt Vatican to give him sainthood? Enough is enough and the Fox family needs to do their charity work in his name and enjoy life instead of basking in their celebrity status in the shadows of their son's vision, image and efforts. What do the parents want next, to call the international nuclear weapons security talks, the ' Terry Fox' peace efforts? Some might balk at my comments and feel my statements are controversial or negative but let us all plant our feet on the ground instead of looking to ways to continue to glorify this man's name and life as the best thing since sliced bread. The parents and supporters go too far in their efforts.......
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Terry Fox SIS

  1. 1. By: Flora Cheung (3) Class: P6H
  2. 2. BRIEF INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Terrance Stanley Fox (Terry Fox) was born on July 28, 1958 and passed away on June 28, 1981. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BIRTH <ul><li>He was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His parents were Rolly and Betty Fox. He has two brothers and a sister. </li></ul>Manitoba
  4. 4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND <ul><li>There was not a cure for cancer and he had his legs amputated. That was the reason why he ran the marathon of hope. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CHILDHOOD <ul><li>He loved all sorts of sports – rugby, soccer, diving etc. But, he was very short so he had to work harder than other kids his age. He was very competitive and had a lot of determinations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SCHOOLING <ul><li>He graduated with honours from Port Coquitlam Senior Secondary School (which was later renamed Terry Fox Secondary School in his honour). He loved basketball in junior high and played guard. He was only 5 feet tall then but he kept training. By grade 10, he was one of the best guard then. </li></ul><ul><li>In grade eight, his physical education teacher suggested Fox should try out for cross country running. At that time he completely had no interest in running but Terry started training anyway, because he had so much respect for his coach and wanted to please him. He found the running exhausting but at the end, his coach had called him a man. And he kept that to the end of his days. </li></ul>
  7. 7. DREAMS <ul><li>His dreams is to raise money for cancer research because he had his leg amputated because of cancer and he wants to help other people with cancer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DEATH <ul><li>He developed pneumonia in June 1981 and went into coma on June 27 th . He died on the 28 th at 4:37 a.m. , his favourite time for running. He died exactly one year after the legendary run and exactly one month from his birthday. </li></ul>Pneumonia bacteria (The bacteria that killed Terry Fox )
  9. 9. CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY <ul><li>He had raised a lot of money for cancer research and in the end, he raised millions of dollars. And he is now known to everyone because of the Marathon of Hope. He is also remembered by everyone and a monument was built for him, </li></ul>Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay
  10. 10. A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE MARATHON OF HOPE <ul><li>Terry began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John's, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980. He intended to dip it in the Pacific Ocean when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia. He also filled two large bottles with Atlantic Ocean water; his plan was to keep one as a souvenir and pour the other one into the Pacific. He also intended to fill another jug of water with water from the Pacific Ocean. He was going to run about 42 km (26.2 miles) a day, the distance of a typical marathon. Even today, people all over the world run this non-competitive- no winners marathon. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ROUTE TAKEN
  12. 12. Sources <ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox </li></ul><ul><li>www.dailyspeculations.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.sitnews.us </li></ul><ul><li>www.reviewsandthings.com </li></ul>
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