There is one award given out at every ESPYS that’s more meaningful than any other.
The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance is given to a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination. This year’s award winner was New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson, who is a survivor of a rare liver disease.
Jarrius has lifted spirits wherever he goes – whether it be at Saints and LSU games or at the NBA All-Star Game or at WWE events – with his “never give up” attitude, which shone through as he and his father accepted the Jimmy V Award on Wednesday.
The Saints and commissioner Roger Goodell have pledged $25,000 each to Jarrius’ GoFundMe page to treat his chronic liver disease.
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