Who do you idolize, or grow up idolizing? Think a thread would provide a good platform to perhaps learn about a cause or a person who went beyond the call of duty in an effort to better the world. Try to keep it non-sport related, I think we all have a Henrik Larsson or a Bobby Orr we celebrated; but someone outside of sport who did outstanding things need recognition as well. My hero is Terry Fox, who I would also say is the greatest Canadian to have ever lived. If you are unaware of him, Terry was a 22 year old man who lost his leg due to bone cancer in the late 1970's. Because of his age, he was exposed to seeing children around him pass as a result of cancer, and became determined to raise awareness for cancer research (which at the time was very little, and asa result outcomes were extremely poor). He began his "Marathon of Hope" in 1980, with a goal to run across Canada on one leg. He ran a marathon a day, and made it over halfway across Canada (beginning in St Johns, Newfoundland and finishing in Thunder Bay, Ontario). Sadly, his cancer had spread into his lungs, and he was unable to finish his journey across Canada. He passed away in 1981, aged just 22. His initial aim of $1 million in donations was eclipsed, and he managed to raise over $23 million from donations worldwide. Canada still celebrates Terry Fox day every year, with the hopes of continuing his great cause. One of the main reasons I thought of this thread was the feeling that people like him are becoming forgotten, as well as few and far between in today's society. I'd like to hear from others on here about who they idolize and what they did that was so impactful for them.