Terry Fox could be considered one of the biggest and most inspiring Canadian hero of the 20th century. Instead of crumbling in self pity after he had his right leg amputated when diagnosed with bone cancer, march 1st 1977 ("The 10 Most Inspiring Canadians" 8), Terry decided to run from coast to coast across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic ocean at St.John's Newfoundland on April 12,1980, with the goal of dipping it in the Pacific in Vancouver, BC, months later (TheStar. web.). He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day with a hop/skip running style.
Ali faces biggest challenge of his life after retiring from boxing he was diagnosed by Parkinson disease because of getting hit hard on his head. He wasn’t able to talk properly or walk but he never gave up and he reached his goal of helping kids and his community by public appearances to raise money for Muhammad Ali foundation. He was appreciated for making Muhammad Ali community and Economic development Corporation. In 1996 Ali carried the torch for Olympic flame and everyone gave him standing
The parents didn’t approve of the switch to a drum corps, so Royer started anew drum and let the kids name it, and they picked Vanguard, which is by definition: the leading position of a movement, field, or cultural trend. They were incepted into Drum Corps International(DCI) in 1972. After the VFW and several other drum corps circuits merged. They consistently rank at the top of the competitive drum corps activity with 6 championship titles and 34 consecutive appearances in the world championships. Championships have been held at many different locations, particularly college and NFL stadiums, but DCI currently has a 10 year contract with Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
In It’s not about the bike: My journey back to life, an autobiography by Lance Armstrong, he is a great inspiration to America for winning one of the most grueling sporting events on the face of the earth, the Tour de France. A 2,290 - mile race through the hills and mountains of France on a bicycle. Yet this is still not what puts value into life, through his eyes. Lance was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 25. As tough as it is to fight a cancer as severe as that, he says it was his profession that helped him fight it.
Jimmy V did not win this award because of his tremendous success as a college as a college basketball coach including winning the 1983 national championship, he won it for his amazing courage to fight and one day beat cancer even if he was not alive to see it. Jimmy was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992 and was given a scarce amount of time to live. On March 3rd of 1993 as Jimmy’s hour glass of life was wasting down to its final grains, powerful and inspiring words vaulted from Jimmy’s mouth that could make the strongest of storms weak in the knees. Jimmy spread a message of love that night that continues to carry on today through the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs.
-- Usain Bolt on winning the 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record. - Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski --- STRIKE A POSE Winning an Olympic gold medal takes 9.63 seconds. Telling the world's media how you did it and explaining how you feel takes a whole lot longer. Usain Bolt still had a line of trackside television cameras and radio microphones to please one hour after his 100-meter winning run. Most want the now two-time 100-meter champion to strike his signature lightning bolt pose one more time.
Not only did he survive cancer but he also started up the live strong foundation aimed to support cancer patients and research into cures. After that he returned to win the Tour De France 7 times. This is when he became the record holder for the most wins in the Tour De France sporting event. He had such determination and courage that people couldn’t help but admire him and his heroic achievements. Unfortunately, Lance Armstrong was found guilty of blood doping.
Two years ago when I was 15, I suffered a spinal cord injury. I was at the top of my game,top of my class and top runner on the ski team.I do not want to sound too full of myself when I say I was "overwhelmed" with responses from the hottest guys but there he was H***** I never really had a boyfriend til then.We seem so perfect for each other I thought he was my soul mate. The night before I broke my back he said he loved me. So much for his being in love. Once I had licked my wounds and felt ready to try this again so i got back out there with what I thought were my true friends.
A group of 100 bikers got together and in an effort to raise awareness and money for children with life threatening illnesses, took upon themselves to raise $2,500 each, having friends and relatives sponsor them for miles biked. It was a remarkable commitment. They had to solicit friends and family to donate to this worthy cause. They had to do grueling training, biking running and sweating for months in advance in order to be fit to do the ride. Family members of the bikers were very proud of having partaken in this event.
He has played on the Cameroon national team since he started his professional career. He has scored a career total of 217 goals. He is a great player, but Pele has him beat by more than 1,000 goals. (10 Best African Soccer Players of All Time) Soccer has been around long enough to have a “history”. Soccer was invented in China in 1004 A.D. During the Han Dynasty, there is evidence that the children dribbled leather balls with their feet in the streets.