When I heard the news I was absolutely shocked. My heart instantly dropped, I couldn’t understand how Stuart Scott could be defeated by anything, even cancer. A sudden wave of grief overtook me, it was like a part of myself died. I am not going to lie I was bawling my eye’s out while watching the the beautiful tribute video dedicated to Stuart Scott.
Stuart Scott has always been one of my favorite sports reporters to watch because he truly was himself and did not hold anything back. In addition, I looked up to him as a person because he was such an amazing father who loved his two beautiful daughters more than anything else in the world. It absolutely breaks my hear that his two beautiful and wonderful daughters no longer have their loving father to see and participate in some of their biggest moments (in which there will be plenty) in their lives. This world needs more parents like Stuart Scott.
However, after his inspirational speech at the ESPY’s that once again moved me to tears, Stuart Scott in my eye’s morphed from a mere idol to the epitome of a life well lived. It is absolutely dreadful that cancer was able to take his life, but Stuart Scott died with nothing left in the tank. This is something that we all need to learn from his great example. Life is a wonderful gift that is fleeting. Take full advantage of whatever time you have, as tomorrow is not guaranteed. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do it with your heart full of joy and good intentions just like Stuart Scott did. Do not contribute to the graveyard being the most prosperous land in the world. I know Stuart Scott didn’t because he bestowed the world with his own unique gift, that him and only him could share with this world.
“When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live,” he said. “So Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.” – Stuart Scott
Even though Stuart Scott is gone from this earth his legacy will live on forever through all of us that continue to fight for him. Stuart Scott you have lived a wonderful that is an inspiration to all of us and you have deserved your time to rest. When I am lying on my death bed if I can even have a tiny fraction of the impact you have on this world I will consider my life a resounding success. My deepest condolences go out to your family and friends.
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