It has been a year since legendary ESPN announcer, Stuart Scott, sadly passed away from cancer. Before his death, he made it very clear he was fighting this awful battle everyday because he couldn’t leave his daughters. Now, those precious girls are honoring their amazing father.
Former SportsCenter host Stuart Scott, died one year ago, on Jan. 4 2015 at 49. He had been bravely fighting cancer since 2007 and had always been public about his personal battle. Now, his two young daughters, Taelor, 20, and Sydni Scott, 16, are sharing a beautifully touching emotional letter they penned for their father on the one-year anniversary of his death.
So heartbreaking, so get the tissues ready. Taelor and her little sister Sydni teamed up with the website Dear World to put together a very moving tribute video for their late father, legendary ESPN announcer, Stuart Scott. One year ago the sports world lost an icon, but his memory lives on and this video helps heal the open wounds his death left behind.
Read The Letter In Full Below:
The letter was posted in full on the Dear World website:
Growing up we thought all Dads worked “inside the television.” This last year, we realized the full impact you’ve had on the world, and how important you were to so many. A whirlwind year of appearances and accepting awards on your behalf, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, your book launch and even a visit to the White House — has given us great insight into the mark you left during your lifetime. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to meet many people whom you profoundly impacted, share our grief and our memories while giving back on your behalf and continuing the legacy you started in raising cancer awareness.
You lived your life with a fierce sense of authenticity, passion and competitiveness, giving it your all and reaching for the best in everything you did. When you were diagnosed with cancer, you showed the world how to fight with that same fierce passion, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration to so many. And in the end you taught us all how to win – live or die – by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.
From you Dad, we’ve learned to reach for the fight we possess inside and apply it with passion to our lives. It was through your vulnerability, that you taught us the real value of strength in never giving up.
Love, Tae & Syd
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