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'Grateful' Robin Roberts receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Honor is given to those who 'reflect the spirit of Arthur Ashe, possessing strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost.'
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM
"There are many worthy of holding this honor, others who have exhibited far more courage, strength and resilience, and it's humbling for me to represent you tonight," Roberts said after being presented with the award by LeBron James. "I draw strength from you. You give me the courage to face down any challenge, to know when fear knocks, to let faith answer the door."
In May, Roberts announced that she would be writing a memoir about her health challenges
, saying: "I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey. I’m grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."
You can watch her beautiful acceptance speech from last night below.
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