Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Day That Changed My Life - Stuart Scott

Well, well, well....... have you seen the 2014 ESPY Awards? The ESPY Awards are the awards that recognizes the outstanding performances by athletes and other members of the sports community. One of the categories was the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The Jimmy V award is named for a college basketball coach and broadcaster James Valvano. Jimmy's fame came when he won an NCAA Championship. His inspirational speech at the ESPYs in 1993 made a profound impact on everyone who heard him. Sadly, Jimmy who had adenocarcinoma passed away two months later.

Stuart Scott signed on as a sports journalist, commentator and anchor. He has held that position at ESPN since 1993. It was 2007, when he received the awful news that he had a rare form of cancer. Through it all, he was determined to give his best at living while fighting to survive.

Last night, Stuart Scott gave an amazing speech as he received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Be prepared to have a moving experience.

While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.