One of the most heartwarming stories to come out of the 2014 NFL season was that of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still and his young daughter Leah.
If you recall, Still was released by the team during training camp last year but was given a second shot when Leah was diagnosed with a stage 4 neuroblastoma. Nearly a year after her diagnosis, Leah remains cancer-free, but that doesn’t mean she and her Daddy didn’t shed some tears when Devon headed to training camp on Wednesday.
We both knew this day was coming when we had to say bye but we didn’t know it would come this soon. I was only willing to show this part of our goodbye because we both make the ugliest faces when we cry so I couldn’t do us like that. On a serious note, I’m not leaving her to go out there and play around I’m going to handle business. My daughter has been through hell this past year and now I have the opportunity to make sure she gets the world from here on out. So I’m going to make sure she gets it#iDidntGrindThisHardToFail #LeahStrong #StillStrong#FocusedOnAnotherLevel
What’s that? No, I’m not crying. It’s just allergies. And my desk is dusty.
Get off my back.
[Hat tip: Bleacher Report]