Have you ever thought of running hundreds of miles? Well, Terry did. Terry Fox was a young Canadian here that suffered cancer at the age of 18. After his leg got amputated, he cared for all the children that suffered cancer too. So, he decided, to run across Canada, to raise money for cancer research. In this text you will learn the five major characteristics I observed in this brave inspiring young man.
Terry Fox was very courageous. Even though hundreds of people didn 't believe Terry could make it, he still kept up the effort. No one would ever think of running across a country as big as Canada. Everyone thought he was insane since he wanted to run across Canada! A lot of times Terry felt pain from cancer come back, but he still kept running. …show more content…
He was on the media for more than once, he took everyone 's attention. He was very famous. If he was still alive he would have been a millionaire! But he wouldn 't care about this stuff. All he cared about was raising money for cancer research. He was running from his heart although in his early life he hated running. In addition, Terry cared and risked his life for people he didn 't even know or meet. He thought of all the children that suffered from cancer at such young age and decided to run and risk his life for them.
Aside from Terry being courageous and selfless, he was also a hopeful young man. Terry obviously knew he couldn 't finish the Marathon of Hope, but he still kept up the effort and never gave up. He is a very good example of the phrase "never give up" All the time he would be optimistic, when he felt tired he kept up his positive attitude no matter what happened
However, Terry had empathy. He had empathy for all the children that suffered cancer at really young age. He put himself in someone else 's shoes. He felt for the children 's parents, siblings and family. So, he decided to end this problem by fund-raising money by running hundreds of miles. When Terry got better from cancer he still wanted to run since he knew other children are still
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Terry wants justice for Joey Doyle’s murder. Doyle only wanted justice for his town, and to get the justice, he agreed to testify against Friendly. Friendly had murdered Joey Doyle and made his murder seem like a suicide. At the end of On the Waterfront, Terry testifies against felon Johnny Friendly. Terry testifies against Friendly because Friendly murdered Doyle.
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The Marathon of Hope, which started in St. John Newfoundland and ended in Thunder Bay, Ontario, was terminated because the cancer had spread to his lungs. So, he was hospitalized. Although this may be true, this inspiring person ran halfway across Canada with a fake leg and in pain to fulfill this dream. His dream took a lot of perseverance and determination. Even though he did not fully complete his dream, Terry Fox raised over 1.7 million dollars for cancer research which was still a great accomplishment.
Walter dealt with a hardship in his live as well. Walter was faced with racial discrimination. He wanted to have money to be able to to what he wants, follow his dreams. The only problem is that he didn 't have a high paying job. Your probably thinking to yourself why doesn 't he just get another job.
Many people may know him, many people could describe him as Lance Armstrong, the winner of the Tour De France competition. As many people might know he lived to gain his name. As a child he was superb in football, swimming, and running. But as many people might know he really shined in his cycling ability. Soon Lance hit the road and was sent for his biking skills in the U.S.A Olympic team but he did not really earn his fame until he won the most cutthroat competition race in the world of cycling the Tour De France.
Runner, prisoner of war camp survivor, and Olympic medalist are three attributes that describe Louis Zamperini. Many people know that Louis Zamperini was an Olympic medalist, but he was so much more. As a well known Olympic medalist, Louis Zamperini, showed Americans that they could get through anything if they just pushed themselves to the limit. He left a lasting legacy as a prisoner of war survivor. Louis’s life started during his childhood were he became a troublemaker and had many near death experiences.
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The only reason he went to support group was to help out his friend Isaac whose cancer was in his eyes. His last surgery made him go blind. Gus was diagnosed with cancer in his leg which they had to amputate. Now his prosthetic leg keeps him away from judgmental girls. He fears a thing called oblivion, and he feels his goal is to leave a mark on the world.