National Football League (NFL) player Devon Still is celebrating the one year anniversary of her daughter’s cancer remission. He posted a touching tribute to Leah Still on Instagram. The 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in June 2014 and was given a 50-50 chance of survival.
The life-threatening disease develops from immature nerve cells located in several body areas and children younger than 5 are the most affected, according to the Mayo Clinic. Leah was 4 when she was diagnosed.
“I want to wish a Happy (2nd) Birthday to my baby, Leah. Today, March 25th, marks a year of her being in remission! A day she was given a second chance at life. There’s not enough hours in a day, days in a month, or months in a year to tell you how much I love you and how proud of you I am. Keep fighting and keep inspiring!” Houston Texans defensive lineman wrote on his heartfelt Instagram post.
Davon has documented Leah’s fight with cancer across social media and has received support from many fans and followers.
The former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle and his baby girl were honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award in July 2015 at the ESPY Awards. LeBron James presented the awards to recognize the family’s fierce battle with pediatric cancer.
Leah and the Cincinnati Bengals have sold nearly 10,000 Devon Still jerseys through a fundraiser and raised over $1 million, which went to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center towards pediatric cancer research.
Source: CBS News