Robin Roberts: Arthur Ashe Courage Award Speech, 2013 ESPYS

 

 

At the ESPYS on July 19, 2013, longtime ESPN journalist and host of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Robin Roberts took the stage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, when she spoke about having strength and faith when life throws you challenges. Roberts is a survivor of breast cancer, which she first conquered in 2007, prior to battling a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

Last fall, her sister Sally Ann donated bone marrow for a transplant that would save Robin’s life. Roberts became ESPN’s first black broadcaster in the 90s, and she will remain a pioneer and leader for many decades to come.