What can I write about Terry Fox?What can I write about Terry Fox?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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People who overcome "obstacles" such as the ones Terry faced are awe-inspiring and inspirational. It takes not only a strong person to do what he did, but a strong support group as well. You could examine the impact he had on those around him and how they, in turn, inspired him to succeed.

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You might try to get access to Terry Fox's journal, excerpts of which are on line, and trace his thoughts and feelings as his journey progressed. At times he seems to have been disappointed in the reception he received (or lack thereof), and at other times he seems to have been elated.  You might also want to examine his legacy.  As it turns out, in 2010 a revised version of the book Terry Fox: His Story was published; it might be interesting to compare the original and revised versions of the book.

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You could consider how you could compare the figure of Terry Fox with that of another famous athlete, Lance Armstrong. Both suffered cancer yet came back from fighting this disease to achieve significant athletic victories of various descriptions. Comparing and constrasting the two figures and their motives for doing what they did would be an excellent research project.

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Another aspect worth exploring is what made him try to run across Canada as an amputee. While he was in the hospital, he read about the first man to run and complete the New York City marathon, Dick Traum. By reading of his, he felt inspired to do something similar. More importantly, Fox wanted to raise money for cancer research.

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Alternatively, you could discuss the impact of Terry Fox.  You could look at his run and try to determine how much of an effect it had on things like cancer research or cancer awareness.

A second idea would be to look at Fox's personal traits.  What was it that made him decide to do this run?  What does that decision say about him?

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Terry Fox was a Canadian athelete whose story is very inspiring.  He lost one leg to cancer, and then ran a cross-country run across Canada with an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research.  You could write a letter to him, or you could write about how you find him inspirational.

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What can I write about Terry Fox?

What can I write about Terry Fox?

Few days ago, I knew of him That he has lost his 1 leg but he did not surrender to his fate. Very inspiring.

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