Hope

I clearly remember the first time I heard about Terry Fox.

Terry legacy

I was 6 years old and my brother left his English book on his bed (since we were going to a francophone system school). Since I love reading and looking into a book but I couldn’t read English then, I stopped at a page where a picture of Terry Fox running.

I was worried and asked my brother why one of his leg seem to be missing and replaced with something that I couldn’t understand.

As a big patient brother, he calmly explain to his worried little sister that Terry is running for finding a cure to a cruel disease. I asked him what kind of disease and it was the first time I heard the word Cancer. I was so sad that he was sick but my brother told me :

Look, he is smiling in the picture and he didn’t give up. He is a hero little sister.

Terry

I asked if he is okay and my brother told me that he didn’t but his legacy will be forever engraved and in everyone of us, we will carry Terry’s spirit. I don’t know if he remembered that discussion but I sure did.

From this moment, especially when I face small or big challenges, the first person that came in my mind is Terry Fox.

Cancer, this awful and cruel disease still hunt us ” and I’m being very polite”.  There is no ones that cannot say that this disease didn’t knock on their doors one way or the other.

He did knock on mine a few times.

But on September 17th 2017, we will walk, dance, run or doing all of the above with pride, joy, maybe a few tears of joy for the ones that did, are and will fight one of the biggest fight of their life..

Yellow Brick Road

I will walk (hmm I’m not a good runner like I run like Phoebe on Friends … It’s not pretty at all) on September 17th and I will think do it for my father, father-in-law, hubby and friends that did encounter this awful disease.

And I will talk on The Chronicle about inspiring people that will participate in this race around Canada.

This is a beautiful quote from Terry:

”Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me

Terry

We sure will Terry.

http://www.terryfox.org

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L’amour d’un père

Dans notre vie, nous avons parfois tendance à mettre le focus sur des personnes qui nous traînent de l’énergie et qui sont négatifs et pessimistes. Mais nous oublions ces petits anges terrestres qui sont nos rayons de soleil, notre Prozac car ils ont cette abilité de nous mettre de bonne humeur et de nous faire rire et de nous faire oublier pour un moment nos préoccupations.

Ce Chronicle est un hommage à un de mes rayons de soleil qui continuera à nous éblouir par les merveilleux souvenirs passés ensemble.

C’est un homme  exceptionnel avec les plus beaux yeux perles que je n’ai jamais vu. Ses gros câlins et sa voix remplie de bonne humeur percent mes souvenirs.

Amateur de curling, il a mis en moi une admiration pour ce sport. Son amour pour sa douce moitié était digne d’un film de Grace Kelly et de Gary Crant qui nous a redonné de l’espoir de croire que l’amour authentique existe encore.

86 belles années dans ce beau voyage qui est la vie.

Je t’aime de tout mon cœur Raymond et tu as une famille des plus extraordinaire! Dans chacun de tes enfants, tes petits-enfants et tes belles-filles, une partie de toi rayonnera.

On se reverra dans un monde meilleur où nous pourrons jouer au curling et je te promets de te laisserais gagner toutes les parties. J’ai déjà très hâte d’entendre ton rire légendaire et que tu me ressers dans tes bras.