Team Andrax belatedly welcomes Melly!

S21melly, previously unknown to us, joined Andrax on August 31st has has quietly turned in several results. Melly’s blog All Kinds of Writing currently has the story of Terry Fox front and center.

Below is part of the Terry Fox post–please visit Melly’s site to read it all. Again, welcome aboard Melly! And thanks for introducing yourself–we are very glad to have you on board.

Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 18-years-old.

Terry’s leg was amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977, but despite going through his own ordeal, the suffering of other cancer patients touched him and he decided to start running across Canada, yes, with only one leg, to raise money for cancer research.

After practicing for 18 months, Terry started the Marathon of Hope in Newfoundland on April 1980.

He ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day and reached Thunder Bay, Ontario, but on September 1st Terry’s cancer appeared in his lungs and he was forced to stop after running for 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles).

Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22. Canada grieved.

More than $360 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

Terry’s quotes:

I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.

If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.

You can find all about Terry Fox here.