Praise report! Devon Still has announced his daughter Leah Still BEAT cancer! Read his heartwarming announcement inside…
We’ve got some AWESOME news to brighten up your day! Houston Texans defensive tackle Devon Still (who signed to his new team last week) has announced his daughter Leah Still BEAT cancer! You read that right. Baby girl fought the good fight and prevailed through.
Leah's loud and proud dad hopped on Instagram to make the announcement in a heartwarming letter that has us in our feelings. It’s super sweet. He posted:
With Leah finishing her last treatment last night, I can really say my daughter BEAT CANCER! 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. I ask that since Leah's fight is at the end that you follow other families journeys and cheer them on just as you did us! My advice to any family going through this battle:
no matter how hard it gets, no matter what the doctors tell you, always remain positive! Speak victory into existence. Give your child's fight with cancer a purpose. Use it to raise awareness so that you can help all kids fighting this disease. No matter how big or small your platform/following is, you will reach that one family that just needs to know they're not alone in the fight so they don't give up.
drop to your knees everyday and pray. I was never a big spiritual person but I always believed in God and knew who to turn to in the time of need. Keeping faith that God will see you through doesn't make the battle easier but it makes winning possible! It gives you back the hope that is stripped away from you every time you watch your kid endure the pain from the treatments and the bad news you often receive from the doctors. #LEAHSTRONG #STILLSTRONG
Won't HE do it?! Devon also revealed Leah has was discharged from the hospital today:
It’s crazy to sit here in the hospital know that after leah gets discharged tomorrow we are really done with this chapter in our lives
— Devon Still (@Dev_Still71) January 11, 2016
So happy for little Leah! This has been a long and hard journey for the YBF kiddie. Back in March, doctors said they didn't see any cancerous activity in her body and now she's cancer free, finishing her last treatment last night. "Leah Strong," as her dad calls her movement, took off with everyone joining in pulling for the inspirational young lady to pull through.
Leah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, back in June 2014. Since then, her father has chronicled her fight inspiring millions of people. She was even awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards.
We're so happy for little Leah! She can now get back to just being a kid....
Photos: Devon's IG