Share Your Stories2018-01-25T17:06:46+00:00

Terry Fox touched the lives of thousands of people, spreading hope and inspiring those around him to stay determined in the face of adversity. If you have been touched by cancer or have a story that would help inspire others we would be honoured hear from you.

Thanks for all your inspiration Terry

December 15th, 2017|

Thanks for all your inspiration Terry I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last year at the age of 48. After the shock wore off I started my journey head on. I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. While recovering I did a lot of research about diet, Naturopathetic medicine etc. I was having a hard time trying to understand why I should undergo Chemo therapy and poison my body if the cancer was gone. This was a very hard decision for me to make. After a second opinion and being told if my cancer came back [...]

I have lived to see and enjoy three wonderful grandchildren

December 15th, 2017|

I have lived to see and enjoy three wonderful grandchildren This year is I am celebrating a major milestone in my life. When I was in my early 20s I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In the exploratory operation one ovary was removed and I was referred to a cancer specialist at Toronto General Hospital who was running an experimental clinic.I was so afraid that I would not live to see my own 2 yr. old grow up.The preparatory tests at Princess Margaret Hospital were an eye-opener for me. For the first time I saw that the [...]

I Believe in Dreams Too

December 14th, 2017|

I Believe in Dreams Too. We lived in Thunder Bay when Terry stopped his Marathon of Hope and became involved in the local run as soon as it began. Four years later, I faced a cancer diagnosis, and once treatment was over Terry Fox events took on a new importance. I organized our school runs in Thunder Bay and in Sarnia until I retired, then joined the local community committee and have been totally involved ever since. This completes 14! Terry Fox foundation does so much good work and as long as I am able, I plan to [...]

I am a proud member of Terry’s Team

December 12th, 2017|

I am a proud member of Terry's Team. I was diagnosed with "APL" in 2009. I was told if I had this 20 years ago my outlook would be dim. The work done by all the doctors and researchers have helped me recover with flying colours. The money raised through organizations like the Terry Fox Foundation is what is helping people with cancer today. I have run the Terry Fox Run since 1996 but running it now has more meaning to me and my family. I am truly grateful to the organizers and volunteers who make this a [...]

“I was back running 5km … 3 times per week”

December 12th, 2017|

"I was back running 5km ... 3 times per week" I was diagnosed at the end of April 2016. When talking with Dr Bedard (Head of Thoracic @ The Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton) he stated that if we went with the chemo, radiation, and the surgery that we could be looking at a cure, not just remission. We jumped at it and did our chemo and radiation in July @ the Cross Cancer Institute and then followed with the surgery in Sep.(removed 9 inches of the esophagus and the top portion of the stomach). I was back [...]

Here I am 1 year later in remission.

December 12th, 2017|

Here I am 1 year later in remission. I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in May of 2016 after 9 months of tests. I did 12 rounds of bi- weekly chemo and here I am 1 year later in remission. I participate every year in the walk on behalf of my mother and this year I want to proudly wear a Red shirt. Deanna Synard Support my Efforts

Josh’s Journey

April 10th, 2017|

Josh's Journey This is Josh's story, as told by his Mom. Josh turned 15 in January, 2009. He was a typical teen, in his first year of secondary school, socially active, decent student and a competitive swimmer. In that April he started to experience headaches, which everyone thought were migraines due to family history. By May, his vision was starting to get blurry. I took him to our optometrist and he discovered severe pressure behind Josh's eyes and some hemorrhaging. First thing the next morning we were a London hospital being told that Josh had a mass in [...]