“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

– Stuart Scott

 

The other day we lost yet another great person to the battle against cancer.  Stuart Scott was only 49 years old and for the past 20 years he has shared his love of sports with us as a broadcaster with ESPN.  For the past 7 years he has ferociously battled against cancer, even beating it twice.  His work ethic, approach to life and devotion to his daughters were an inspiration to cancer survivors and people everywhere.  It was reported that Scott would undergo chemotherapy and then immediately head out to do grueling workouts that would include MMA and P90X training.  He was determined to do whatever he could to fight the disease and live his life on his terms.

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Scott’s vernacular has permeated sports culture with signature catch phases that include:

“As cool as the other side of the pillow.”

– “Call him carwash cuz he’s automatic.”

 “You ain’t got to go home, but you got to get the heck up outta here.”

– “Just call him butter cuz he’s on a roll.”

– “Like gravy on a biscuit, it’s all good!”

and of course…

“Boo-Yah !”

Robert Bruno has completed a tribute to Scott that captures his stoic nature perfectly.  Here is what Robert had to say about the image over on his BEHANCE PAGE.

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Stuart Scott, long time announcer & broadcaster for ESPN, sadly passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. During his celebrated career with ESPN, he coined numerous catch phrases like ‘Boo-Yah’ and ‘Cooler then the other side of the pillow.’ Along with his colleagues, it was obvious that Stuart also commanded the respect from the athletes that he broadcasted. 
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Coming from a family who has been greatly impacted by cancer, I can relate to Stuarts hard battle, and tremendous amount of courage. I remember watching his speech, after having won the Jimmy V Award at the 2014 ESPYS and being extremely moved and inspired. The words ‘Don’t give up, don’t ever give up,’ have stuck with me, and I try and remember and apply them in my everyday life. I would like to offer, my sincere condolences to Stuart’s family. Though he will be missed, he will most certainly be remembered. I hope you enjoy my tribute to Stuart Scott. – Robert Bruno
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Recently, Scott accepted the Jimmy V award for Perserverance at the 2014 ESPYS.  It was powerful, poignant and should be seen by all who face diversity, challenge and hardship.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and everyone else whose life Stuart touched.  Please take a moment to watch the video, you will be glad you did.

Sadly, cancer is a part of everyday life.  Most everyone knows of someone within their family or close to them that has battled or is currently battling this terrible disease.  Stats show that the leading cancer among males is prostate cancer with a possibility of 1 in 7 chance of contracting it. For women the leading form of cancer is breast cancer with a possibility of 1 in 8 chance of contracting the disease.  This disease knows no boundaries, cares not about race, ethnicity, age or gender.  If you would like more info, donate to finding a cure, or are simply seeking out more information please use the links below and be sure to get regular checkups with your doctor.

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The American Cancer Society

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The Livestrong Foundation

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American Institute For Cancer Research

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