Jim Valavano: The Positive Impact Of Jim Valvano

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Don’t Give Up “Don’t give up, don 't ever give up” the words that were said in the 1993 espys that gave many people hope. Jim Valvano was a man who lived by that quote and never gave up even though he passed away, he did not ever give up and that is why he had a positive impact. Some of the reasons Jim Valvano had a positive impact is that he started a whole charity funded by espn that has had more than 150 million dollars donated to it, he also helped motivate others to do better things with their time on earth, and finally he just gave people so much hope and inspired people with his story. When Jim Valvano was sick with cancer, he started a charity that was funded by espn, and was named the Jimmy V cancer foundation. The foundation has grown to the point that it is sponsored all through February on all espn networks. The foundation has now raised over 150 million dollars due to the fact that it is one of the most well known foundations around the nation. The thing about this charity is that Valvano did not start it to save his life, he started it to try and save the young people. Jim Valvano did it to try and make this world a better place, and try to save the people that everyone loved. That is why I say that he inspired people to do better. Jim Valvano was a man of greatness, he pulled of one of the greatest upsets anyone will ever see in the ncaa tournament that nobody expected, Jim Valvano fought cancer, and when he could not he had people help him get

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