By Connor Reingruber
“When you die, that does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live. So live, live, fight like hell. And when you get too tired, [lie] down, rest and let someone else fight for you.” Stuart Scott said this moving quote after receiving his ESPY, speaking of his battle with cancer. On January 4th, 2015, we lost this beaming inspiration of a man. After his 3rd fight with cancer, Stuart Scott was taken from us just four days after the New Year. A major loss to only the sports world, but the world in general, Scott redefined what it meant to be a news anchor. He inspired athletes and aspiring sportscasters globally, and touched the hearts of too many to count. Those who knew Stu would remember that his most prized possession were his two daughters, whom he gave all he could to, and unfortunately had to leave behind. Although he was taken from us far too early, we will remember Stu’s life as a celebration of his accomplishments rather than a mourning of his cancer because that’s what he would have wanted.