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Life is what happens

Written by on November 22nd, 2011 –

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon

In 1977, at the age of 19 Canadian hero, Terry Fox was diagnosed with a malignant tumour that resulted in an above the knee amputation of his right leg. As we Canadians all know, that experience fuelled his desire to help others battling the disease. By finding the courage to live his dream, he inspired a nation to lace up their running shoes and fight back against a cancer. While cancer ultimately took his life, he never allowed it to steal his spirit. Cancer was not Terry’s plan A, but his Plan B became a spectacular legacy, that has grown and thrived over the last 30 years, helping millions affected by the disease. (more…)