EVERY DAY I FIGHT                                              STUART SCOTT, LARRY PLATT

Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. It was both a labor of love and a love letter to life itself. Not only did Stuart relate his personal story—his childhood in North Carolina, his supportive family, his athletic escapades, his on-the-job training as a fledgling sportscaster, his being hired and eventual triumphs at ESPN—he shared his intimate struggles to keep his story going. Struck by appendiceal cancer in 2007, Stuart battled this rare disease with an unimaginable tenacity and vigor. Countless surgeries, enervating chemotherapies, endless shuttling from home to hospital to office and back—Stuart continued defying fate, pushing himself through exercises and workout routines that kept him strong. He wanted to be there for his teenage daughters, Sydni and Taelor, not simply as their dad, but as an immutable example of determination and courage.

Every Day I Fight is a saga of love, an inspiration to us all.

This was a book that was difficult for me to start because not only of his passing, but also family members that I have going through cancer. I then realized I needed to do my review. First let me say this is a wonderful book and really something his two daughters can hold onto. I like so many other people watch Mr. Scott first on Sportscenter, his phases in describing the highlights were unique and finally something different. One I remember “cool as the other side of the pillow”, just that one phase would have been good for most but there were others. What I did not know was his friendship with Michael Jordan. You get a firsthand look at his treatments and you travel through his journey. Overall a good book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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