GOOD NEWS NFL Player Says Daughter's Cancer Is in Remission
This morning on "Fox and Friends" Cincinnati Bengals player, Devon Still, and his daughter, Leah, shared some amazing news.
"I beat up cancer," Leah Still said.
Doctors told Still that the 4-year-old's cancer is in remission. Last year, she was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer that gave her a 50-50 chance of surviving.
Still said that hearing the great news from doctors was the best day of his life.
"It's been a tough process, like I've said, we've been taking it day by day," he explained. "It's been 296 days since my daughter was diagnosed and to finally hear doctors tell me that my daughter's cancer was in remission was the best feeling I've ever felt."
"Watching my daughter fight for her life for over nine months with a smile on her face – it showed me a lot about life and it gave me a different perspective on life," Still shared.
He remarked that the support he received from the Cincinnati Bengals through this process has been amazing.
"It's meant everything for me," Still said. "Just having an organization like that backing me up and understanding my situation, being there to support me since day one. It means a lot and they definitely helped me make it through last year and make it to this point where I can finally say my daughter is cancer free. So I owe that organization a lot."
Leah said that she feels "good" and that she's celebrating with a "big party."
The defensive tackle shared the amazing news on Instagram first, with a heartwarming photo of Leah fist-bumping the camera.
Last year, the Bengals made headlines by signing Still to its practice squad after releasing him, a move that allowed Still to maintain his health insurance through the costly cancer treatments.
The team also supported Still by raising money selling #75 Devon Still jerseys.
Throughout Leah's cancer battle, Still shared updates on her condition with fans on social media.
Still, who was drafted out of Penn State in 2012, has since been signed back to the team's active roster.
Watch the video above to hear more.