GOOD NEWS Devon Still: Leah Finally 'Really Beat' Cancer
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— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) January 8, 2016
After a strung-out, emotional battle with cancer, the journey may finally be over for 5-year-old Leah Still.
That was the heartrending update former Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still issued Monday night about his sweet little girl, who reportedly just days ago had her last scheduled treatment.
For months, thousands have bonded together behind the hashtag #LeahStrong.
The little girl was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2014; back then, only given a 50 percent chance of survival.
But as of last night, it’s beginning to look like everyone’s prayers are finally being answered.
She really beat cancer! Beyond thankful for all the support y’all showed us
— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) January 12, 2016
“It’s crazy to sit here in the hospital [and] know that after leah gets discharged tomorrow we are really done with this chapter in our lives,” Still tweeted on Monday.
In an extended blog post, he added:
“Words can't describe how proud I am of this girl. No matter how hard it got or how painful the treatments were (and it was pretty bad a lot of the times) she never gave up!
I want to thank everyone who followed us as I documented her fight on social media. The amount of support we received was beyond amazing! I can honestly say that you all made a big difference. Every time we received bad news or felt like it was coming to a point were we couldn't fight anymore, I would go to the comments you all wrote cheering us on and it would make us fight so much harder."
Still has asked that his fans now also follow other families' journeys.
"And cheer them on just as you did us!"