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Project 10_Vishnu_Murali_What_is_Grit

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Project 10_Vishnu_Murali_What_is_Grit

  1. 1. West Pearland Toastmasters Club | http://www.westpearlandtoastmasters.com/ Project 10: Inspire your audience | Competent Communicator Manual Speaker: Vishnu Murali
  2. 2. • July 28, 1958 Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. • March 9, 1977 At the age of 18, Terry’s right leg was amputated above the knee due to cancer. • October 15, 1979 • Terry writes to the Canadian Cancer Society to support his run: "I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to." • April 12, 1980 Terry began his Marathon of Hope in St John's, Newfoundland, and ran an average of 42km/day (26 miles) through six provinces. • September 1, 1980 After 143 days and 5,373km (3,339 miles) Terry stopped running outside of Thunder Bay. Cancer had spread to his lungs.
  3. 3. February 1, 1981 In the five months after Terry was forced to abandon his epic crusade, his hope of raising the equivalent of $1 for every Canadian to fight cancer was realized. The national population was 24.1 million; the Terry Fox Marathon Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million.
  4. 4. June 28, 1981 One month short of his twenty-third birthday, Terry Fox died in New Westminster, BC. As of the 2015 Terry Fox foundation has: • >$650 million • > 1,150 cancer projects • > 9,000 Terry Fox runs across the world • > 2.27 million participants
  5. 5. “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you cannot do something. If you have a dream you have to protect it. If people cannot do something themselves, they want to tell you that you cannot do it. If you want something. Go get it. PERIOD!!!” – Will Smith in Pursuit of Happiness
  6. 6. You can reach me at askvishnu@gmail.com or call me at 513-478-7004

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