Devon Still’s Amazing ESPY Acceptance Speech
…his parents, he saved his final special thanks for real honoree, Leah.
“I know you wish you could be here, but I know you’re watching,” he said. “I just want to thank you. From the moment you [were] born, you molded me into the man I am today. I always used to dream about how I was going to be able to show you so much about life, but in the five years I’ve been with you, you’ve taught me more about life than I could ever do.”
Leah also chimed in and responded in a video on a huge screen behind him. “Sorry I couldn’t be here everybody, but thank you for supporting me while I deal with cancer,” she said.
“This Jimmy V award is a testament to the inspiration Devon and Leah are to all the families who are suffering from similar circumstances,” ESPYs co-executive producer Maura Mandt said. “It is our hope that with this award we can send them more strength as they face this latest challenge.”
The last person who received the Jimmy V Award was ESPN anchor and 2-time cancer survivor, Stuart Scott. Stuart’s journey through cancer was a light for many who battled cancer, both in the spotlight and without.
Rest in peace Stuart. Keep strong Leah, Stuart is looking down and is proud of you.