Terry Fox is a very serious child but above seriousness he is determined to do what he started. He loves to stack wooden blocks at home, in his sky blue room. And even though they keep tumbling down, he keeps stacking them with no feeling of sadness, or wanting to give up. Tolerance is also a strength. He can amuse himself for hours, because not many kids his age have that much patience.
Not long after, Terry started writing a letter in his peaceful house. A letter of plead to the Canadian Cancer Society, “We need your help. The people in cancer clinics all over the world need people who believe in miracles.” He needs their help because although he may have been set free of his curse, many other people weren’t. And he has to do something to help. “I believe in miracles, I have to.”
After stopping, the coughing has stopped, but the painful throbbing in his chest had not. After passing a wave of cheering people, he decides to get into his friend Doug’s van and gets driven to the hospital.
From that day forward, people remembered the marathon of hope as the Terry Fox run. 22 million dollars were raised in his name, for his name. “When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason!”