While I do not usually post on Wednesdays, I felt compelled to do a short post after watching Jim Valvano’s 1993 ESPY speech last night for the first time in my life. As with many great speeches, I was drawn in not by the quality of the words, but by the passion that was behind them. I put aside the project I was working on and listened to a man with tumors rotting his body rail against cancer, and speak beautifully about the simple wonders of life.
As Jimmy V said; if you can laugh, think, and cry – you’ve had a full day. With that, here’s Jimmy V’s speech:
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“Don’t give up … Don’t ever give up,”