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Stuart Scott accepts 2014 Jimmy V award

“This is not a solo venture.” Stuart Scott was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2014 Espys. His loudest message throughout his acceptance speech was that fighting cancer is something you don’t fight alone.

Scott suffers from cancer and one thing he’s learned is that no matter how bad it gets there will always be someone there for him. From his family to his boss at work, everyone is there to support him in his fight against cancer. He told stories of how people have been there for him.

Scott’s most personal story was of the week before the Espys.  He  was in the hospital and had to endure four surgeries and by the end of it, he didn’t even know if he would be at the awards show. But throughout all of it he had family and friends beside him. His girlfriend spent every night on a cot while he was in the hospital in order to help him fight through it.

The support of his family means everything to Scott. They are his reason for continuing to fight. Scott’s fight will continue but he says, “I can never give up because I can’t leave my daughters.”

1 Comment

  1. fuglsang

    The quote lead without any context doesn’t work, Zach. The third sentence is a decent summary; combine it with the second sentence. The lead of a speech story is what was said, not that someone gave a speech.

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