Steve Fonho, who lost his leg due to cancer and ran all over Canada to raise money, died at the age of 56


Steve Fonho, who lost his leg due to cancer as a child and ran a marathon all over Canada to gather millions for cancer research, died.

He was 56 years old.

Fonyo’s niece Melody Kruppa says Fonyo seemed to have had a seizure in a hotel room in Burnaby, British Columbia on Friday, and rescuers were unable to revive him.

Five years after Terry Fox tried the same thing, Fonho lost his leg to cancer at the age of 12, and after completing a marathon across Canada to raise money for cancer research, the national hero in 1985. I became a target hero.

Fonyo was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1985 at the age of 19. This is the youngest person to be honored at the time.

However, his membership ended in 2009 after receiving multiple criminal convictions.

This decision evoked public protests, and critics said he should be remembered as a hero at the time, despite the hardships he had in his later life.

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