New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson will be back in the spotlight, after winning the love of sports fans last season.
Robertson is just 15 years old, but has already undergone a total of 13 surgeries including two liver transplants (You can donate and help with his medical expenses here) . Robertson has stayed positive throughout it all, however, and has kept high spirits while rooting on his beloved Saints.
Whether it be at games or practices, Robertson has become a part of the New Orleans family.
Now, he will join a long list of inspiring people when he receives the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 12. ESPN announced the news in a statement on Wednesday.
“When I first heard the news I thought I was dreaming!” Robertson said in a statement.
“The ESPYS? For real? The past two years have been a blessing in so many ways for me and my family. I have been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do. But to be included with Craig Sager, Stuart Scott, Leah and Devon Still, Eric LeGrand and the man himself, Jimmy V, is truly amazing and I am really grateful and humbled.”
Saints star quarterback Drew Brees even shared his thoughts on just how inspiring Robertson is and how much he means to the players.
“Jarrius is such an inspirational young man,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “His strength, determination and resolve along with his infectious energy and attitude should be an example that no matter the circumstances or adversity, with a positive outlook and embracing the motto of ‘Don’t give up. … Don’t ever give up,’ there isn’t a challenge that cannot be conquered.”
Congratulations to Jarrius on the honor and keep on fighting and inspiring us all.