Toronto Mike

James Tells Me An Inspirational Tale

Terry Fox

I haven't shared stories about the kids lately, and it's not because there aren't any.  It's because there are too many.  They're both at these ages where just about everything they do is priceless and precious and too cute for words.  It's truly cuteness overload.

Tonight when I got home from work, James excitedly met me at the door to show me his temporary tattoo.  It was a picture of Terry Fox.  He wanted to tell me all about this Terry Fox fellow, about how he had one real leg and one robot leg, about how he ran so far every day and wanted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer.  Hearing James tell me about my hero was pretty awesome, but it was his enthusiasm that got me.

He told me Terry Fox would run first thing in the morning and sometimes didn't eat lunch  until dinner.  He went on to say he did the Terry Fox Run, but he didn't go as far as Terry would go.  He also told me they saw a video about Terry Fox because he couldn't be there in person, having died from his cancer.

He's only five, but James seemed to get it.  He seemed to understand how special Terry Fox was and he seemed to be inspired by him.  It was very cool.

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