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Terry Fox

Terry Fox in Toronto during his Marathon of Hope cross-country run (July 1980)
Born Terrance Stanley Fox
(1958-07-28)July 28, 1958
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died June 28, 1981(1981-06-28) (aged 22)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Cause of death Metastatic osteosarcoma
Education Simon Fraser University
Known for Marathon of Hope
Title Companion of the Order of Canada

I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit.
Terry Fox
Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.
Terry Fox
Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people.
Terry Fox
Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.
Terry Fox
It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity.
Terry Fox