Photo Challenge #39 / Big Picture

20210724ma_2698“Terry Fox Run” / Theme: Big Picture

A little about this photo…

It’s the final photo for the summer bingo card. I’ve chosen a photo I took outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This is the statue of Terry Fox.

I think that most people outside of Canada won’t know who Terry Fox is. Or rather, was. In the early 1980s, he decided to run across Canada, from the east coast to the west … and he would do it all on one leg. You can probably see from the silhouette that there is something odd about his back leg. You see, Terry Fox had cancer and lost his right leg. But he still wanted to run … to raise money for cancer research.

Sadly, he never did make it across Canada. He finally broke down outside of the city of Thunder Bay. In fact, right around this very spot where they put up a statue. He died shortly afterward.

Having grown up in the 1980s in Canada, every year we’d do a Terry Fox run in school. This summer, since we knew that this statue existed, we decided to make a quick stop on our trip. It was a very misty morning. (Yes, that white in the background is all mist!) It was quite moving to see the statue. To think that even when hard times hit, we need to keep going. For as long as we’re able.

P.S. The new bingo card for the next three months is already posted. If you would like to participate, I’d love to see your photos!

 


THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

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