Thursday, February 11, 2010

Perseverance, Thy Name is Terry

If you are tired, if you are discouraged, you might want to take a few minutes and watch this video:

Truly, he was one of the greatest Canadians who ever lived. One person can make a difference.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks for sharing that friend.

I have always been inspired by Terry. But every time I see him I can only think of someone who is even more inspiring to me (personally) and who is one of my heroes in life. Rick Hanson. Not the Rick who has suddenly rediscovered by Canada due to the Olympics or Paralympics, or the Rick Hanson who went bungee jumping with Rick Mercer 6 months ago (Rick Mercer, I can't feel my legs) but the Rick whom I watched religiously in the news every night, growing up in BC, for his update, the Rick whom I read cover to cover his autobiography as a small boy (which I still have, autographed)or wept at when he rolled into BC place stadium at the end of his journey to hear Man In Motion sung live for him. The Rick who once even went fishing off of my Dad's dock in BC because it was easier to get down too than the neighbors he was staying at. He is my hero, always has, and the other day while watching the Olympics I got to see him and teach my son who he was, what he did, and I even pulled down my dog eared copy of Man in Motion... but at 4 years old, he really didn't care!

But if you were to ask Hanson who inspired him to wheel around the world to raise money for spinal cord research there would only be one answer. Terry Fox.

Thanks Terry, your inspiration lives on and on and on. You touched my life because you touched Hanson's.

Thanks Mark. I needed that!