Stuart Scott's daughters pen letter on anniversary of his death (Video)

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SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott courageously battled cancer and inspired a nation while doing so, but sadly he passed away a year ago on Monday (Jan. 4). In his honor and to remember their late father, his two daughters, Tae and Syd, wrote a "Dear Dad" letter.

Dear Dad,

Growing up we thought all Dads worked "inside the television." This last year, we realized the full impact you've had on the world, and how important you were to so many. A whirlwind year of appearances and accepting awards on your behalf, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, your book launch and even a visit to the White House — has given us great insight into the mark you left during your lifetime. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to meet many people whom you profoundly impacted, share our grief and our memories while giving back on your behalf and continuing the legacy you started in raising cancer awareness.

You lived your life with a fierce sense of authenticity, passion and competitiveness, giving it your all and reaching for the best in everything you did. When you were diagnosed with cancer, you showed the world how to fight with that same fierce passion, instilling a sense of hope and inspiration to so many. And in the end you taught us all how to win – live or die – by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.

From you Dad, we've learned to reach for the fight we possess inside and apply it with passion to our lives. It was through your vulnerability, that you taught us the real value of strength in never giving up.

Love, Tae & Syd
(Your heartbeats)

Scott inspired and made a lot of people's days. Yet, he was a family man first and that showed when he accepted his ESPY in 2014 when he gingerly walked up to the stage with his oldest daughter in attendance. His acceptance speech continued to inspire society and is played, like Jimmy V's own speech, during Jimmy V Week and the ESPY's.

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Not only did Scott's daughters write a letter to their late father on Dear World, but a video that accompanies the letter is sure to make you cry.



The nation was shocked by Scott's death a year ago today, but he lived life to the fullest and kicked cancer's ass along the way. It will surely be a somber day on the campuses of ESPN and in the Scott household.

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FILE - In a July 16, 2014 file photo, sportscaster Stuart Scott accepts the Jimmy V award for perseverance, at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre, in Los Angeles. Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. He was 49. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In a Wednesday, July 16, 2008 file photo, Stuart Scott poses in the press room at the ESPYs Awards,in Los Angeles. Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. He was 49. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Sportscaster Stuart Scott at the Body at ESPYS Party sponsored by Hennessy V.S on July 16, 2013 at Lure in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision for Hennessy/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ESPN THE MAGAZINE - Stylist Calyann Barnett, left, Simon Doonan, second left, creative ambassador at-large Barneys, Italo Zucchelli, center, men's creative director of Calvin Klein, NBA Champion Dwyane Wade, second right, and ESPN's Stuart Scott, participate in ESPN The Magazine's 'Style and Sports' panel, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at 'Jazz at Lincoln Center' in New York. (Diane Bondareff/Invision for ESPN The Magazine/AP Images)
**FILE**Stuart Scott, Ron Jaworski and Mike Ditka take a break during a live broadcast of ESPN's NFL Primetime in this Oct. 10, 2006 file photo. Scott will return to the air Friday night after an emergency appendectomy last month revealed a malignant tumor. (AP Photo/John Marshall, file)
Sportscaster Stuart Scott (R) at the Body at ESPYS Party sponsored by Hennessy V.S on July 16, 2013 at Lure in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision for Hennessy/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: (L-R) ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, daugher Taelor Scott and NFL player Peyton Manning backstage at The 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: (L-R) NFL player Richard Sherman, sports analyst Robin Roberts and ESPN anchor Stuart Scott attends The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For ESPYS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: ESPN journalist Stuart Scott accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance with actor Kiefer Sutherland (R) onstage during The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For ESPYS)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs speaks with Stuart Scott of ESPN after the San Antonio Spurs victory in Game Five and winning the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 15: Stuart Scott arrives at the BODY at ESPYS Pre-Party held at Lure on July 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs shakes hands with Stuart Scott of ESPN after winning Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 05: Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs converses with Stuart Scott of ESPN before Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 5: Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat talks to Stuart Scott of ESPN before the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: ESPN anchors Keith Olbermann (L) and Stuart Scott speak onstage at the Paley Prize Gala honoring ESPN's 35th anniversary presented by Roc Nation Sports on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Paley Center for Media)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 04: ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott arrives at the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 14: ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott (L) talks to Kevin Hart and other celebrities at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 at New Orleans Arena on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 14: ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott (L) talks to Kevin Hart and other celebrities at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 at New Orleans Arena on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 04: ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott (R) and wife Kim Scott arrive at the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18: ESPN personality Stuart Scott walks across the field before a Monday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18: ESPN personality Stuart Scott walks across the field before a Monday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: ESPN Monday Night Football commentators (left to right) Stuart Scott, Steve Young, Trent Dilfer and Ray Lewis talk with wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after play against the Miami Dolphins November 11, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Sportscaster Stuart Scott (R) and guest arrive at ESPN the Magazine's 'Body Issue' 5th annual ESPY's event at Lure on July 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17: ESPN anchor Stuart Scott looks on before the game between the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won 14-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 12: Coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels embraces ESPN anchor Stuart Scott after the team's annual Late Night with Roy season kickoff at the Dean Smith Center on October 12, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Stephen A. Smith and Stuart Scott attend the Dwyane Wade Book Launch Celebration With ESPN The Magazine at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
BRISTOL, CT - SEPTEMBER 26: ESPN studio host Stuart Scott talks with WNBA President Laurel Richie during the 2012 WNBA Draft Lottery at ESPN Studios on September 26, 2012 in Bristol, Connecticut. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Dov Friedmann/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: TV sports anchors Sage Steele (L) and Stuart Scott attend ESPN Magazine's celebration of its 4th annual Body Issue at the Belasco Theater on July 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: ESPN anchor Stuart Scott and Team Presiden Pat Riley of the Miami Heat celebrate after the Miami Heat defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Stuart Scott (R) from ESPN interviews Dwight Howard of the Orland Magic and coach of the East Team before the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on February 24, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Stuart Scott (L) from ESPN interviews Common before the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on February 24, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: ESPN Announcer Stuart Scott interviews Owner Dr. Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers after defeating the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Matt Millen (C) works on the set of the pregame show for ESPN's Monday Night Football as his co hosts Stuart Scott (L) and Steve Young (R) work on their personal electronic devices as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Steelers defeated the Broncos 28-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Stuart Scott of ESPN speaks onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14: Stuart Scott of ESPN interviews Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers after defeating the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals at Amway Arena on June 14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Credit: 2009 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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