Even a month and a half before his death Jimmy V was ebullient in his love of life.
Just watched this on ESPN for probably the 10th time. If you've never seen this speech, it is a must-see. It is the greatest speech I've ever seen. It is profound in its courage, wisdom and hope. I dare you not to tear up and smile at the same time. The man was infectious. Wouldn't you wish your coach or your father was like this man, someone who could help give a young person the confidence in themselves to be their best that is the rarest and most precious commodity of the human spirit.