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Devon Still Celebrates Daughter’s Positive Cancer Diagnosis

Evan Wilt Contributor

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still announced that the cancer afflicting his 4-year-old daughter Leah is no longer “active” in an Instagram selfie posted Tuesday.

“We got Leah’s MIBG Scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn’t see any active disease in her body!!!” Still wrote.

“We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week,” he said. “But the doctors feel very optimistic about them because of the results from today. So for now we celebrate!!”

Leah was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma and has gone through several surgeries to remove a tumor from her stomach. She has also received rounds of stem-cell treatments and chemotherapy.

 

Still was told that Leah had a 50-50 chance of survival and that her medical bills would cost around $1 million, according to ESPN.

Still, a player on the fence for an active roster spot with the Bengals last season, was signed to a practice squad position by the organization so that he could keep his health insurance, and he played in 12 games last season.

Last year, the Cincinnati organization donated $1.25 million to pediatric cancer research after selling 15,000 replica Still jerseys.

Still received support from people all over, including the New York Yankees and Ellen DeGeneres.

 

Still is currently an unrestricted free agent looking for a new home in the NFL.

It doesn’t get any better than this..she fits right in

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