The Terry Fox Story (Full Movie, 1983)
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The Terry Fox Story
His courage made an entire nation stand up and cheer!
On April 12, 1980, a brave young man who had lost his right leg dipped his artificial limb into the Atlantic Ocean off St. John's Newfoundland, and set off on a Marathon of Hope across Canada to raise money for cancer research - the disease he had been battled for three years. That summer, the young man hobbled triumphantly into Toronto, cheered by over 10,000 Canadians who had adopted the 22 year-old as a national hero. On September 1, after over 3,000 miles, he collapsed in Thunder Bay, Ontario and was hospitalized.
The young runner, who died soon after, was Terry Fox. This is his fascinating story.
Starring actor ROBERT DUVALL and screen newcomer ERIC FRYER, himself a cancer victim and amputee like Terry Fox. THE TERRY FOX STORY is the highly acclaimed tale of one young man's incredible courage and determination to make a difference with his life.
Note: This movie was uploaded on YouTube on April 12, 2013, the 33rd anniversary of the start of the Marathon of Hope. (It was 33 years ago today when Terry Fox dipped his leg in the chilly Atlantic and began his Marathon of Hope.)
The Marathon of Hope began April 12, 1980 in St. John, Newfoundland. Terry ran an average of 42 kilometers a day through six provinces before he was forced to end his journey of courage after 143 days September 1st outside Thunder Bay. His primary cancer had spread to his lungs.
Before returning to BC for treatment, Terry said, "I'm gonna do my very best. I'll fight. I promise I won't give up."
Terry Fox died at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster in June of 1981, one month short of his 23rd birthday.
Program Time: Approx. 96 Minutes
Program Copyright 1983