Kimberley Scott is the wife of ESPN sportscaster and anchor Stuart Scott, who announced last Monday via Twitter that he is again battling cancer and that he will undergo more chemotherapy treatments every two weeks.
Kim and Stuart got married on March 1993, the same year he started working for ESPN. They live in Avon, Connecticut with their two daughters, Taelo and Sydni.
The 47-year-old Scott was originally diagnosed in 2007 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Doctors found a rare malignancy known as appendiceal cancer that was treated with chemotherapy, according to Touched By Cancer magazine.
“I’m not the type of guy to let this eat up my life. I’ve got strong faith and family and friends who are tackling this with me,” Scott said during his 2008 treatment, via ESPN.com. “I can’t find the words to express how much I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. I probably won’t be able to get back to you all; but know it means a ton.”
After six months of chemo, Scott was cancer-free until early 2011. At that time, doctors discovered that malignant tumors had developed on his small intestine. More surgery and chemotherapy treated the cancer, but it has apparently returned again.
Last Monday on Twitter, the ESPN anchor said:
“I’m back in the fight. C reared its head again. Chemo every 2 weeks, but I’ll still work, still work out.”
A short while after tweeting about his diagnosis and treatment, Scott hosted the 11 p.m. EST episode of Sportscenter.
“Really appreciate all the prayers & well wishes. Nothing changes…I’m rockin the 11pm SPORTSCENTER tonite ..so…WE RIDE STRONG!!”