“Doing It, Doing It, Doing It Well”

13 10 2015

Stuart Scott received the Jimmy V award at EPYS last night and gave an inspiring speech ending with an personal moment.

Scott, a well known sportscaster and anchor on ESPN accepted the award feeling as if he didn’t measure up to the rest of the greats that have been given this award of great perseverance. He said he wasn’t anything special, he just listened to Jim Valvano and his advice spoken 21 years ago,“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up”.

Standing in front a full house of tear filled eyes and he gave his own advice on the journey of fighting illness. Scott asked to amend a previous statement that said, “I’m not losing. I’m still here, I’m fighting. I’m not losing.” He fixes it by saying, “When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”

As of Sunday Scott was unsure if he would be able to even stand up and accept this award, after going through four surgeries in seven days and he said,”So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”



One response to ““Doing It, Doing It, Doing It Well””

18 10 2015
  fuglsang (19:53:48) :

It’s the ESPYs, but OK. Organization works, but work for a lead that sums up what was said. yes, it was a personal moment, but show me rather than tell me.

Proofread quickly before publishing.

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