Generally, Terry Fox is a hero because he ran for cancer research perseveringly. Terry believed that he could make it all the way to the cool waves of the Pacific. He dipped his right knee on the coast of the Atlantic and carries 2 bottles of water. He wanted to keep one of them as a souvenir and dump the other one on to the Pacific Ocean. This was a goal Terry had set for himself that h...
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...egretting his actions, and the consequences of it; even death. He had gathered up more than 20 million dollars for cancer research, proving his courage of travelling for 143 days with more than 5000 kilometres of running.
In conclusion, Terry Fox is a hero because he has shown initiative. From the time he started running and raises money for cancer research to time of his unfortunate death. He did not run all those miles in his amputated leg just to become famous, he started all of it for the poor people who are experiencing cancer and handicapped problems. Because of him, annually Terry Fox run was set and with more than 500 million dollars raised, because of his great determination and the inevitably persistence to stop running, he had save many lives and encourages many people to do so as well achieving the pinnacles of admiration and inspiration.
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