Who Best Defines Courage? Caitlyn Jenner, An Amputee Veteran Or Basketball Cancer Victim?
Critics are calling out ESPN for selecting Caitlyn Jenner as the 2015 recipient of the 2015 Arthur Ashe courage award. Two "better" candidates are receiving support on social media.
Many people think that ESPN is only awarding Caitlyn the courage award for ratings and there's probably some truth to that. Her acceptance speech will probably be one of the most watched five minutes of television this year. The question is, does she really deserve the award for being a trailblazer in the transgender community?
It seems like the Twittershpere would rather see Noah Galloway, this year's runner up win the award. Galloway just nabbed a third place finish on Dancing With Stars. He's an Army Veteran who lost an arm and leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq. Since losing his limbs, he's completed marathons, competed in Crossfit events and even finished the 58-hour Death Race.
Others wish the award was going to Lauren Hill. The Mount St. Joseph's basketball player battled a brain tumor during her freshman year and raised more than $1.5 million to fight cancer before she passed away on April 10th.
Which one of these athletic standouts is most deserving of the Arthur Ashe Courage award?