Stuart Scott shares his emotional battle with cancer receiving the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award. He follows Jimmy V’s motto to “Never give up”.
Stuart was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in 2007 and then it came back two years later. Currently, he is still undergoing treatment. He was hospitalized in the last 10 days. 7 day stay in the hospital due to liver complications and kidney failure and 4 surgeries in 7 days.
During Stuart’s speech, he talked about living life to the fullest while you’re alive. He also said that it’s about leaning on others for help and not just fighting the battle alone. Stuart even brought his youngest daughter on stage to give her a hug, it was incredibly moving. Scott shows us all what is possible even in the face of death. Stuart Scott died Sunday morning January 4 at the age of 49.
2014 ESPYS Stuart Scott Jimmy V Perseverance Award