This dynamic daddy-daughter duo is stealing hearts.
Devon Still plays for the Bengals. His four-year-old daughter Leah suffers from stage-4 pediatric cancer. Before a scheduled surgery Thursday in Philadelphia, Still posted an adorable pep talk to Leah that’s getting everyone pumped.
So sweet! He captioned the video — “I might be nervous and scared beyond words but I’ll never let her see it…let’s get this done!”
We’re happy to report, Leah’s nearly six-hour surgery was successful, but this cutie still has a long fight ahead of her.
“Just to clear up some rumors, my daughter is NOT cancer free,” Still posted on Instagram after the surgery. “Today was a big step towards that, but still a long road ahead. She has stage 4 which means the cancer spread to her bone marrow which we hope will be removed with her next couple of treatments.”
The Bengals initially released Still during the preseason. He later admitted his mind was mainly on Leah. The Bengals then re-signed him to the practice squad so his health insurance could cover 100% of Leah’s treatment.
On September 9, Still was brought back and helped the team in its 3-0 start to the season.
With all the NFL drama going on, it’s nice to see such an inspirational story.
Our prayers are with you, Leah!