HOME Home: Jack Hall is a Paleoclimatoligist. He was in Antarctica working when his group discovers an ice sheet that can cause a major disaster. His son, Sam, is in New York with his friends for an event. The climate begins to act up until the point where it is freezing everything. Return (rewards): his reward is Journey Away (why go): Jack heads finding his son and his son for a journey to New York by foot alive. They get to return home with his two co-workers. Jack had promised his son that he will save him and his friends. Obstacles: After the eye of the storm passes, they sleep in tents, and then they continue with their Obstacles: The climate gets worsejourney to find the library where his and worse. They go through winter son is supposed to be. blizzards. One of Jack’s friends/ co- worker dies. Crucial Struggle: Very harsh climate and then they reach the eye of the storm, everything starts freezing, and then they must find shelter before the eye of the storm freezes them.
HOMEIntroductionDifferent people have different opinions on what they consider a ‘hero’. To children, a herocould be the lifesaver in a superhero movie. To teenagers, a hero could be a person they lookup to, or a person that inspires them. To adults, a hero could be a person that made asignificant change in society. Terry Fox was cancer patient, athlete, and Canadianhumanitarian. Terry suffered from bone cancer, and this caused him to have his legamputated. He was known for his run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.Unfortunately, Terry only lived until the age of 22, when he lost all his strength due to thecancer spreading in his body. Why do people consider Terry Fox a hero? What did he do thatmakes him the hero we remember today? NEXT
Early LifeTerry Fox was born on July 28th 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was known for his HOMEperseverance and courage, even as a child. He was raised in Port Coquitlam, BritishColumbia, Canada. As a child, Fox was serious. He also showed determination in hisfuture. Fox was a very enthusiastic child; he worked very hard to succeed. He lovedplaying many different sports, basketball, soccer, rugby, and baseball. In 1976, Fox gotin a car accident that resulted in him having a sore pain in his right knee. One yearlater, Fox was 18 years old; he was diagnosed with bone cancer, osteogenic sarcoma.Around another year later, Terry was forced to have his right leg amputated six inchesabove the knee. Staying at the hospital is what really inspired him to start his ‘runacross Canada’. He was overcome by all of the cancer patients that suffer; many ofthem were very young and still had a long life ahead of them. Fox then decided to starthis run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After losing his right leg, hewas left to run with one prosthetic leg.AccomplishmentsWhen Fox announced his plan for his marathon, his family and friends were supportive;but the public is what Fox is really trying to attract. His plan was to attract the public’sattention to this disease he was fighting. His goal was to earn money for cancerresearch. He wanted people to realize that there are countless amounts of people thatfight for their lives. At the beginning of Fox’s journey, not many people were aware ofhis ‘Marathon of Hope’. He started his marathon when he dipped his leg in the AtlanticOcean at St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12th, 1980. Fox received many awards dueto his perseverance and strength. Some of the awards that Fox received before hepassed away are: Companion of the Order of Canada, Order of the Dogwood, The Swordof Hope, The Lou Marsh Award, Canadian of the Year, and many more. In severaldifferent places all around Canada, there are statues dedicated to Fox and all of hisoutstanding contributions towards cancer research. To continue the fight against cancerthat Fox had started, every year, sometime in the month of September, cities and townsall over Canada show their support by running a marathon called the Terry Fox Run. PREVIOUS NEXT
Contributions HOMETerry Fox had made countless contributions to not only the people of Canada, but alsopeople across the world. One of the contributions he has made in society is causingpeople to gain awareness for cancer and the many people fighting it. When Fox startedhis marathon of hope across Canada, he was able to get the public and the media’sattention. Another contribution Fox made is raising money for cancer research. Oncepeople were aware of Fox’s run across Canada, they would donate to keep him going sothat he would reach his goal. One of the most significant contributions he has made ischanging society’s views on people with disabilities. Being one of them, Fox proved thatdisabled people were just as capable of making a change in a society, as anyone elsecould.ConclusionEven though different people have different opinions on what a hero is, everyone isinspired by an individual that has made an impact in their life. In this case, Terry Fox hasmade an impact in many people’s lives. He changed society and raised awareness forCancer. His marathon of hope raised a large amount of money for cancer research, and tothis day, the fight against cancer continues. Through his lifetime, he made countlessaccomplishments and contributions to society. Each one of those achievements is areason to why people today look up to Terry Fox and consider him a hero. PREVIOUS
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