Patriots cheerleaders wear Devon Still jerseys in touching tribute to daughter
In a show of solidarity with Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, New England Patriots cheerleaders wore Still's jersey as part of a touching tribute to his daughter, Leah, who is battling pediatric cancer.
The Patriots also displayed a video tribute to Leah on Gillette Stadium's big screen during Sunday night's game, and the team also announced that owner Robert Kraft is donating $25,000 to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Still was brought to tears by the Patriots' gestures.
Leah, who has stage-four pediatric cancer, had a nearly six-hour surgery recently to remove the tumor and all her lymph nodes where her cancer originated. She is not cancer free yet, and she'll undergo more chemotherapy and radiation in an effort to completely eradicate the cancer.
The Bengals signed Still, a 2012 second-round pick, to their practice squad in early September, in part so Leah could continue to receive health insurance. The team made Still a part of its active roster before the Week 2 contest against the Atlanta Falcons.
Cincinnati is donating all proceeds from its sale of No. 75 Devon Still jerseys to fight pediatric cancer.