One Year Later The World Misses Stuart Scott, But No One More Than His Daughters (Video)
It’s been one year since the world lost Stuart Scott, a trailblazing sportscaster whose love for his industry was trumped only by the love of his fans. He became a household name and a personality with whom millions shared countless hours, thanks to his many years as an integral part of ESPN’s SportsCenter. Adored by Heads for his uniquely Hip-Hop style of phrases, the North Carolina native tragically lost his battle with cancer, a battle he fought in the public eye with bravery and aplomb. Many remember his moving acceptance speech at the 2014 ESPY Awards, where he won the Jimmy V Award for his courageous fight against his illness. In a particularly poignant moment, he mentioned his two children, at one point saying “I can’t ever give up, because I can’t leave my daughters.” Today, on the anniversary of their father’s death, Taelor and Sydni Scott have released a video tribute to their dad, and it is powerful.
In #dearstuartscott, a video project produced with the help of Dear World, the voices of his two daughters can be heard as they share memories of their father, including the inspirational things he often told them both as they navigated through childhood and into young adulthood. More than a father, he was also a friend, a confidant, and a source of strength for the two young women, whose interests in soccer and photography are easily traced back to the encouraging words from dad as they grew up. Check out the tribute below.