I’ve said before that one of my favourite parts of my job is that every so often, I get to meet someone who is inspiring, someone who challenges me to continue pursuing my dream of being a life-changer and a history maker. These people come in all shapes and forms, and from all walks of life, and on Monday morning, one of them walked into my office.
To give you an idea of how long this is going to take, Jason left the Terry Fox Memorial in Newfoundland on April 16. He then journeyed through all our smallest provinces (the rest of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia), passed through Quebec, and made it into our little town in Southwestern Ontario on Monday (August 25). As of this coming Monday, it will have been exactly five months since he first left his home on April 1 to walk from St. Thomas to Queen’s Park in Toronto to meet with his MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) regarding the journey.
“If people think that someone wants to be homeless, it’s because something is broken in that person. Something has gone incredibly wrong and they’re too afraid to move past what they’ve become conditioned to.”