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balleralert Craig Sager to Receive the #JimmyVAward at 2016 ESPYs - Blogged by @kelseycearaa

#CraigSager,64, will join the likes of Stuart Scott and Leah Still, as it has been reported that he will be the recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 #ESPY's on July 13.
Sager, a 34-year veteran and popular TNT sideline reporter known for his suits, has been battling leukemia over the past few years. He continued to work through the majority of his battle, however he missed 11 months while being treated. Part of his treatment included two bone marrow and stem-cell transplants from his son. Sager returned to the sideline in March 2015.

In April, Sager announced his cancer had returned and his doctors say a typical person will only have three to six months to live. It is also rare for someone to have a third stem-cell transplant. Sager calls this “unchartered water.” "When I was diagnosed with cancer, like so many other people, my life changed forever," Sager said in a statement Monday. "Over the last two years, I've done everything in my power to live my life as normally as possible. But at times, you need support and I'm so thankful to everyone who has been there for me." "One of those pieces of inspiration has come from Jim Valvano himself," Sager said of the late NC State basketball coach, who inspired millions with his courageous battle against cancer in 1993. "I have his [ESPYs] speech saved on my phone and, now 23 years later, its impact lives on with me and countless others. There is no greater honor than receiving this award and I am very humbled." The Jimmy V Award is given to someone in sports who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. It is named for Valvano, the NCAA-winning coach who gave an emotional acceptance speech at the 1993 ESPYS that included his famous words "Don't Give Up ... Don't Ever Give Up!" He died of cancer later that year.
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cody_charron8 This is why I love sports. Sager getting the Jimmy V award is a great accomplishment and only right. #sagerstrong #espy #jimmyvaward #craigsager #sager #espn #sportsoverallelse @sportscenter 2d

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slickwilly43 Just heard #craigsager is going to receive the Jimmy V award at the ESPYS for his perseverance through cancer. This is so incredible and I know Jim would be proud his vision has inspired so many others. #sagerstrong #espn #espy #jimmyvweek #jimvalvano #laugh #think #cry 2d

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rachel_nichols More good news: Guess who's getting the Jimmy V Award for perseverance at this year's #ESPY's. #SagerStrong 2d
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