Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, is scheduled to attend her first NFL game on Thursday night when her father, Devon Still, and the Cincinnati Bengals host intrastate rivals the Cleveland Browns.
Leah has made headlines all season as the sporting world supports her in her fight against Stage 4 nueroblastoma, and now she will get to see her father in action for the first time. Devon Still told ESPN's Coley Harvey he will be using his daughter's presence as extra motivation during the game.
“I want her to be able to hear how the crowd cheers loud whenever I make a tackle, so I’m going to go out there and do whatever I can do to put a smile on her face.”
The Bengals are hopeful Leah will be able to be on the field when they present a check for $1.25 million to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center in her name, but the nature of her illness means it will be a game-time decision.
- Brendan Maloy