What is a leader?

Traits of a good leader

Anyone can be a leader if they put their mind to it. A leader is someone who is passionate about what they are doing, that strives to always improve and listen to others opinions. One who is selfless and wants to change the world for the better. Someone who is strong and stands up for what they believe in.

  • Compassion, commitment, perseverance

Terry Fox

Terrance Stanley Fox was a courageous young Canadian athlete, humanitarian and Cancer research activist. He was born on July 28,1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He had fought cancer once and lost his leg to it, so he decided he was going to embark on a journey running across Canada to raise money and awareness for Cancer research. He called it "The Marathon of Hope" he ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day. He got to 5373 km before he was forced to quit, the Cancer had spread to his lunges and nine months later on June 28, 1981 he died. When Terry died Trudeau said "It occurs very rarely in the life of a nation that the courageous spirit of one person unties all people in the celebration of his life and in the mourning of his death.. We do not think of him as one who was defeated by misfortune but as one who inspired us with the example of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity". His efforts lasted in a worldwide legacy and a hero to many around the world.

What makes Terry Fox a good leader? How did he contribute to Canada?

Terry Fox was an outstanding leader because he started something he was passionate about, he didn't run for himself. He started the marathon of hope because he wanted to help people fight cancer and help Cancer research to be more acknowledged in Canada. His determination led him to raise lots of money for Cancer research, one of his goals was to raise one dollar for each of Canada's 24 million people. He was selfless and loved helping others in the community and world around him.

Terry Fox VS. Craig Kielburger

Terry Fox and Craig Kielburger are very similar. They are both amazing leaders and passionate about what they do, both of them are selfless and love helping other people around the world. Kielburger is a activist for the rights of children. They are both outstanding young people that have changed our world for the better, and really showed us what one person is capable of. These to men have impacted the lives of many, it is shocking that is such a short time period you can impact the lives of many around the world.

By Kassidy Ruelle