Patriots Pay Tribute To Devon Still’s Daughter #LeahStrong
Devon Still was moved to tears during the Cincinnati Bengals’ game against the New England Patriots over the weekend, but these watery-eyes trickled tears of gratefulness.
The Patriots prepared a moving tribute for the Bengals defensive lineman and his four-year-old daughter, Leah, battling a rare form of cancer.
To show their support, the Patriots organization put together a tribute for Leah and other kids battling cancer, and played the video on the screens at Gillette Stadium during a commercial break. Patriots’ cheerleaders wore Still’s No. 75 jersey, while Patriots owner Robert Kraft pledged an additional $25,000 to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in June, and underwent surgery last month to remove a cancerous tumor and lymph nodes from her abdomen. After posting an adorable pep-talk video taken between him and his daughter on their way to her surgery. Still followed-up with supporters, posting an even sweeter snapshot of the sleeping beauty after the procedure.
After a 5hr 50min surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from…best news I’ve received in a long time #PrayForLeah #GodIsGood #ThanksForYourSupport
Nonetheless, Leah still faces rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments “When we first decided to make my daughter’s story public, we had a vision,” Still told NBC’s Josh Elliot. “We wanted to bring as much awareness to pediatric cancer as possible.” His team has also pledged to donate all proceeds made from sales of his jersey to pediatric cancer research. So far, over $1 million has been raised for the cause. See the heart-warming moment in the short clip below:
(Photo Credit: Twitter/Cork Gaines)