Joannie Rochette for Terry Fox Award
There is a Facebook group that is gaining momentum for Joannie to be awarded the Terry Fox Award. This is a new award created by VANOC to honor the athlete who displays the most courage, humility and extraordinary athletic ability at the 2010 Winter Games. I can't think of anyone better
Here is the link if you are interested:
Joannie brings tears to my eyes. I can't think of anybody more deserving.
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Glad someone started that already!
I honestly can't see anyone else even really being considered for it. Her performance was even mentioned on Entertainment Tonight! And athletes from other countries offering her support and praise.
No matter what happens in the LP, she is more than deserving and everyone is so proud of her.
I don't see how they cn give it to anyone else.
I agree she'd make a wonderful recipient. The only other possible contender I can think of would be Petra Majdic the Slovenian cross country skier who won a bronze medal with 4 broken ribs and a collapsed lung; also extraordinary courage (of a different nature completely of course) but still very much worthy of recognition.
Last edited by dgel; 02-25-2010 at 11:30 AM.