'Don't Ever Give Up' Awards

Updated: October 2, 2007, 6:48 PM ET
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The Jimmy V Don't Ever Give Up Awards recognize the never-say-die attitude that has led to inspiring and remarkable achievements in all sports, men and women, boys and girls, at all levels, from high school to the top professional ranks. Named in honor of Jim Valvano, the former NC State coach and ESPN commentator, these awards have been received with great enthusiasm and serve as a reminder of the greatness possible. We remember Jim's adage, "Don't Give Up... Don't Ever Give Up."



Alan Kahn had arthritis as a child that lead to joint problems and a fused neck. After several surgeries and temporary paralysis in his arm Alan has rehabilitated himself by punching the speed bag: Kahn View his video here: http://youtube.com/user/speedbag1

Tri-athlete Sarah Reinertsen updates us on what's ben going on since her last appearance on the show. Reinertsen

Stanford pitcher Erik Davis tells his comeback tell after being hit in the face by a line drive: Davis

Kansas City Wizards head coach Curt Onalfo on his battle with cancer and his team's strong season in MLS: Onalfo

Sean Swarner becomes the first cancer survivor to climb Mount Everest, but doesn't stop there: Swarner

Kirk MacDonald battled back from testicular cancer to lead Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: MacDonald

Trevon Jenifer hasn't let his dreams of wrestling die despite his handicap: Jenifer

Sarah Reinertsen and Major David Rozelle compete in triathlons despite having each lost a leg: Reinertsen and Rozelle

 Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning rebounded from kidney disease to win a championship with the Miami Heat: Mourning


Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner is coming back from surgery to remove a brain tumor: Hoeppner

Oilers C Rem Murray came back to the NHL after a neurological disorder forced him to retire: Murray

 Keyleigh Lotti

Hofstra softball pitcher Kayleigh Lotti came back from heart surgery to pitch a no-no in her first college start: Lotti


Ryan Parker went through treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma and still played first base for the Indiana Hoosiers: Parker

Natalie Coughlin came back from a shoulder injury that caused her to miss the 2000 Summer Games to win five medals in 2004: Coughlin

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