Terry Fox


Here in the mountains, in a classroom… no sound but the sniffles, a few dry eyes…and inspiration.

I have taught students for years, and I have rarely found a better example of a man pursuing his dreams like the story of Terry Fox. I was in Canada that year as he ran through Ontario, but I never saw him in person.

Each year I encourage students to realize their dreams and to pursue them, especially those that the world decries as “impossible.” It never fails to amaze me how powerful the simple story and ESPN video of Terry Fox is to my students. And each time I see the video again, I am renewed. For I remember my dreams, and the passion it will take to continue, focused, running the race…with faith.

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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One Response to Terry Fox

  1. Truly a very inspiring person.

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