ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s quiet fight against cancer is getting louder. A recent artcle about him in The New York Times is the amplifier to blare Scott’s battle to the masses. If you have ever watched ESPN’s “SportsCenter” over the years you know Stu and the hip way he has helped change the way sports highlights are reported. The article sheds some light on the personal life of someone that I have watched so often that he feels like one of the fellas.
Part of me felt bad that I didn’t know anything about his illness, but the other half felt incouraged and ready to cheer him on from the sidelines. Scott, 48, has two teen daughters and he speaks of how they deal with his illness, in the article.
When he first learned he had cancer, the girls asked him a lot of questions. Taelor once asked if the cancer would kill him, he recalled. “I said: ‘It could, and that’s why we’re doing everything we can. That’s why I’m taking every medicine I can and that’s why I keep working out so we can keep traveling the way we do and so I can act silly and goofy and keep embarrassing you.’?”
Scott is divorced and shares custody of daughters.
“I love my girls more than the air I breathe!” – Stuart Scott