Tonight, sports reporter Craig Sager accepted the Jimmy V Award at the 2016 ESPYs and spoke openly about his tough journey, dealing with terminal cancer. His wife Stacy and children wiped away tears in the audience as they watched their father speak and it was a truly powerful moment.
Though Sager is fighting a bit of an uphill battle, he remains hopeful and he lives life to the fullest, explaining that:
I’ll live my life full of fun. It’s the only way I know how.
As Sager fights acute myeloid leukemia, he continues to work and live his dreams. He opened up to the crowd at the ESPYs about how his wife has pleaded with him to not leave her and how much he loves his children. Sager prays with his wife that his experimental treatments will push his cancer into remission for a third time.
You can also watch Sager’s interview on the ESPYs red carpet before the show in the video clip below.