At the annual ESPN awards, Stuart Scott received the Jimmy V Foundation Award. Stuart was given the award by one of his favorite character from his favorite TV show ’24’. Stuart has been battling cancer for a great amount of time now.
Stuart stood up on stage with confidence as he accepted the award only a few days after from being released from the hospital. He had four surgeries in the past seven days while in the hospital. As Stuart said, “I’m not loosing, I’m still fighting, fighting like hell.” It was remembering a quote that was said 21 years ago that encouraged him to “never give up”.
As Stuart went up on stage he started to tear up at the thought of winning this award and having so many people care about him, because as he said, “This is not a solo adventure, it’s all about support.” Yet, what really blew everyone’s mind was the fact that being a father to his daughters is the best thing that could have ever happened to him. Because of their heart beats for him with their love he stands on stage today. He even stopped and told his daughter Sydney to come up on stage and give him a much needed hug. He ended his speech on the note, “Have a great rest of your life.”