After then Cincinnati Bengals lineman Devon Still's daughter Leah was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in June of 2014, she was given a 50-50 chance to live. However, despite the doctors' reports, Still used his platform to raise awareness and be a beacon of hope for people across the nation.
Before getting c*ut from the Bengals in September of 2015, the team raised $1.25 million for c*ancer research by selling over 15,000 Devon Still jerseys. Leah was also declared c*ancer free in March of the same year. She went on to win the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPYs for her incredible courage.
It has been three years since Leah was declared c*ancer-free, however, last week Leah’s dad took to Instagram to share a concern doctor’s had over a recent scan.
"Last night I went to bed with a heavy heart not knowing what today had in store. But when I woke up to the outpouring of support it gave me a sense of calmness. As you can see in the picture, the prayers worked! Although the scans still showed something, it’s very faint and they can confirm it’s not c*ancer! Thank you everyone!"
Still, who retired from the NFL in 2017, has a new book called "Still in the Game," that he hopes will help other families facing childhood c*ancer, as well as encourage all those struggling with life's challenges.
At 8 years old, Leah Still remains Leah Strong and an inspiration to us all.
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