I’ve never really read anything about Terry Fox before, so I’m not really sure why I was drawn to this book. I was always really “meh” about Terry Fox, I knew that he was a national treasure, a hero, an amputee with a heart of gold. I never had an interest in him before and one day I decided that I should probably brush up on some Canadian history.
Terry Fox is supremely badass! I can barely get off the couch to answer the door and he ran across Canada with one leg. I’m so embarrassed in myself and so amazed by him at the same time.
I definitely recommend this book, not only does it give you a good sense of what happened on Terry’s Marathon of Hope, but it actually let’s you in on how he really was. I always thought he was some sort of golden boy where nothing bothered him and he was happily just running for cancer. That dude was in PAIN! And he was nice and humble for sure, but when he was pissed he’d lash out like a regular person.
This curly haired son of a bitch just stole my heart.