After a long off-season of accompanying his daughter Leah to her cancer treatments, Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still has to report to training camp. Still posted a video on Instagram Wednesday of the moment he said goodbye to Leah before leaving for camp.
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
Leah got good news on Tuesday, when doctors told her that her cancer remains in remission. The five-year-old had been battling stage-4 neuroblastoma. Doctors first declared the disease in remission in March but spent the spring and summer undergoing procedures to ensure the cancer would not return.
Leah was honored at the ESPYs earlier this month with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award but was not cleared by her doctors to travel to Los Angeles for the ceremony. Instead, her father accepted the award and Leah appeared in a pre-recorded video shown in the theater.
- Dan Gartland