As an 11 year old living in Ontario, I remember my nest friend’s mom calling us to ‘come see this boy on tv!’
We followed Terry on tv and in the newspapers all that summer, and sang along when the local radio station played Run, Terry Run. We were enthralled… star struck. The idea that one young man (along with his trusty companions) could inspire a nation with such a selfless act was truly amazing.
I’ve been a run organizer now for 8 years, and this is what I tell my participants: Terry taught us that any one of us can be a hero – if we just DECIDE to.