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ESPN’s Holly Rowe Presents Josh Paschal with the Heart of a Wildcat

Emotions could not be contained at The Catspy Awards.

The annual UK Athletics awards show featured a special presentation from ESPN’s Holly Rowe. The cancer survivor was blessed to present another cancer survivor, Josh Paschal, with the “Heart of the Wildcat” honor.

Following her profound introduction, Rowe helped give Josh’s acceptance speech. They wrote it this morning while he underwent further cancer treatments. Wow.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for ESPN’s Holly Rowe Presents Josh Paschal with the Heart of a Wildcat

  1. steve simpson
    10:19 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    Inspiring young man. Thank you Josh.

  2. cats646
    10:25 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    Damn what a story!!!
    We are all so proud of you Josh!!

  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:30 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    Still getting treatments and has enough fight to get on the field. Talk about a story.

  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:36 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    Anyone of he’s teammates who don’t match his drive have a lot to answer for to him and coach.

  5. UKWildcatNation
    11:25 pm April 15, 2019 Permalink

    If only you could teach heart. This young man is the walking definition of it. He has persevered through so much and continues to do so with a great attitude. For someone who has also gone through the doctors visits, the surgery, the radiation, the intense medication AND everything else involved to battle a wicked disease at a young age I can understand a little of what he’s gone/going though. But he has made my fight so much easier as he has helped me keep a positive attitude and have the will to fight when I feel like giving up. So thank you Josh. Thank you for helping me and inspiring so many others. So proud to call you a Kentucky Wildcat.