Terry Fox Biography

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Terry Fox: Canadian Hero History 103 Themes • Heroism • Courage • Inspiration “I'm competitive. I'm a dreamer. I like challenges. I don't give up. When I decided to do it, I knew I was going to go all out. There was no in-between.” -- Terry Fox Childhood • b. 1958, Winnipeg • Grew up in British Columbia • Determination and commitment Sports Terry is in the front row, second from the right Diagnosis: Cancer (1977) • 18 years old • Osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) • Right leg amputated – Prosthesis • Chemotherapy and followup treatment – other cancer patients Wheelchair Basketball • Rick Hansen Resumes Running Terry’s Great Dream Corporate Sponsors “I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying…show more content…
Perhaps he finished all he had to do. Terry is like a meteor passing in the sky, one whose light travels beyond our view, yet still shines in the darkest night.” Isadore Sharp Reflections “How many people do something they really believe in? I just wish people would realize that anything's possible, if you try; dreams are made possible, if people try.” Terry’s Shadow Terry Fox (1958-81) Biography • The history, or record, or story of a life • Focus here: – Critical analysis – Historical and social context Why Study Biography? • Curiosity about other people’s lives – they are interesting! • Moral lessons (right and wrong); way to gauge what we believe • Show that the individual counts in human existence Course Objectives • Introduction to several individuals and themes in Canadian history since Confederation (1867) • Develop critical thinking and writing skills • Lastly – to dispel myth that Canadian history is
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