Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor honored for his battle against cancer at the 2014 ESPY Awards, has two children.
That would be Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 14.
Scott told USA Today last year that his fight against cancer is motivated by the desire to be around for his children.
“My immediate thought was my two daughters. I’ve got to be around for them,” he said.
“There have been a lot of people who’ve said I’m courageous. I’m not. I’m scared. I’ve got to be around for them.”
The New York Times reported earlier this year that Scott speaks frequently about his daughter. He’s divorced from their mother, and they share custody. Taelor is in college.
When they first learned about the diagnosis, they asked a lot of questions, including if it would kill him.
“I said: ‘It could, and that’s why we’re doing everything we can. That’s why I’m taking every medicine I can and that’s why I keep working out so we can keep traveling the way we do and so I can act silly and goofy and keep embarrassing you.’ “
Now they ask fewer questions.
“I know they worry about it,” he said, “probably more than I want them to.”
He says that he watches a video of Sydni, a soloist in her school choir, singing the song “Skyscraper” a lot.
“I watch this once or twice a day,” he said, as Sydni’s strong, mature voice filled the car’s interior. “She doesn’t like me to play it for people, but I said, ‘Dude, I got bragging rights.’ “
Scott’s girlfriend Kristin Spodobalski is also close to him and supports him during his battle.
Sydni is also a talented soccer player–she and her teammates recently won the U14 state title.