Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still posted some emotional messages to social media on Friday morning, talking about the difficulties of being away from his daughter while she is fighting stage 4 nueroblastoma.
Every time my daughter tells me to get fired so I can come back to Delaware with her it rips me a part— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) November 14, 2014
They may act like they understand but they really don't...couldn't possibly if they never walked a day in my shoes...all I can do is keep pushing myself to not let the stress from being away from my daughter get the best of me..I'll have everything I need and want life if I'm able to watch my daughter grow up..if you can't understand that than you don't understand me
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Leah Still's fight with pediatric cancer first came to the nation's attention when the Bengals dropped her father from the active roster to the practice squad so he could spend more time with Leah and still keep his healthcare insurance.
Leah has since become a rallying point for funding cancer research, with the Bengals giving all proceeds from Still's jersey sales to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a number which has totaled $1.3 million so far.
- Brendan Maloy