Friday June 5th, 2015

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals tackle Devon Still, met Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James back in February.

She even got to high-five the Cavs forward, and in the words of her father, the exchange took her LeBron fandom “to another level.”

Flash-forward to June, and James is getting ready to compete in his fifth straight NBA Finals, this time against Stephen Curry and the Warriors. He's certainly received plenty of well-wishes throughout the whole season and playoffs, but none may be more special than the ones he received from Leah herself.

Leah recently saw her one-year anniversary since being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma.

Even though Devon Still announced in March that Leah's cancer is in remission, he recently shared that his daughter suffered a “pretty serious complication” after undergoing a stem cell transplant.  

Leah continues to fight, and it was recently announced that she and Devon will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at this year's ESPYS.

- Molly Geary

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